Why do the world's best players have to endure ill-fitting waterproofs?July 20, 2018
The heavens opened on the second morning of the 147th Open Championship which had everyone reaching for the baggy waterproof bottoms
But on the morning day two of the 2018 Open it was just how it should be every now and then when playing golf in Scotland – cold and wet.
Some players had checked the forecast and were ready for it.
Other looked like they’d had to pull out a pair of ill-fitting waterproof trousers that had been stuffed in the bottom of the golf bag for the past three years.
We’ve spent a lot of time testing waterproof trousers over the past few years and have found a few which actually fit really well.
There are others which make you look like you’ve pooped yourself.
But you’d think the best players in the world would be wearing the best waterproofs out there?
Sadly, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
There were a few players who managed to still look like a multi-millionaire tour pro, while others looked like they were hacking it around in the midweek Stableford.
Among those who managed to keep their dignity were Adam Scott (obviously), Ryan Moore, Zach Johnson (surprisingly) and the man with the best wardrobe in golf, Hideki Matsuyama.
Jordan Spieth missed the worst of the weather but the beauty of his Under Armour gear is that it’s more moisture-wicking, rather than waterproof which allowed him to keep the layers to a minimum.
The clever materials include threadborne microthread technology which dry faster, won’t cling to you or chafe and stretches without absorbing sweat.
Not only does Spieth look a million dollars, his gear helps him perform out on the course.
Tiger Woods was leading the charge for the baggy pants brigade with playing partner Russell Knox also joining in.
Even World No.1 Dustin Johnson looked a little bit flappy around the ankles.
And HRH Prince Andrew, a former R&A Captain, clearly hasn’t spent much money in the pro shop over the last 14 years.
Thankfully, the forecast is decent for the weekend. Which means we won’t have to endure any more of this nonsense from Danny Willett.