VIDEO: Darren Clarke to wear Santa-inspired PGA outfitAugust 7, 2014 News & Tour
Lee Westwood choses Father Christmas outfit for his colleague to match his grey beard
Darren Clarke will play his first round at the US PGA Championship at Valhalla dressed in a ‘Santa-inspired’ outfit.
The all red combination was chosen by fellow Ryder Cup star Lee Westwood after losing out in the Dunlop Par Three Challenge.
The golfing legends added a bit of spice to The Majors in 2014 by going head-to-head across par threes at the Majors this year. The challenge victory has seen Westwood pick Clarke’s outfit for The PGA.
With Darren recently growing a grey beard, Westwood declared the Northern Irishman has been looking more and more like Santa and decided an all red outfit would be the icing on the cake.
In addition to the fashion forfeit element of the Dunlop Charity Challenge the lowest average score over the first three majors of the year would receive a £10,000 cheque to be donated to a cause of the golfer’s choice.
Further bonuses of £250 per birdie and a whopping £10,000 for a hole in one were also up for grabs. Westwood’s efforts across the Majors this year will see a cheque donated to Thornhill Golf Club where a number of the Englishman’s family and friends are members.
Lee Westwood, who endorses Dunlop clothing only, said: “The Dunlop Par Three Challenge has added some spice to the Majors this year.
“It’s been great fun and has given me some serious power this week. I wanted to make full use of it. I’ve been saying to Darren that his new facial hair is making him look more like Father Christmas every day so maybe he’ll have a rethink.”
Darren Clarke, who also endorses Dunlop clothing, added: “I personally think the beard looks great but obviously Lee disagrees. I’m prepared to get some stick on Thursday but it’s in good nature so I’ll happily take it on the chin.”
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