Phoenix Open – Metrosexuals On Tour

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, March 1st, 2010
Categories: Golf ApparelPGA Tour

I like the new fashions of these new guns on tour.  For one, they’re bringing more attention to the sport and they’re also creating entire product niches and markets with the white belts, fancy belt buckles, pastel and neon colors, diva sunglasses etc.

I only wish I was the brilliant one who coined the descriptive phrase “metrosexuals on tour” in reference to the Phoenix Open.  That came from a forum thread over on The Golf Space.  I’d already come up with my own name for the tournament, which I thoroughly enjoyed by the way.  “Battle of the white belts.

We have Rickie Fowler in contention, wearing some very killer but slightly feminine Puma gear.  Those amazing Puma Cell Fusion shoes he was wearing are the same ones I’m reviewing right now.  Stay tuned.  Winner Hunter Mahan was sporting a white belt and cool sunglasses which looked to be a combination diva/Elvis style.  No sideburns though unfortunately.  Camilo Villegas was completely decked out in what I’d call “tightie whitie.”  His whole outfit was white and fit very tightly.  Ya gotta have the body for that kind of getup, like me.  Right.

Other quotes…  Hmm.  “Battle of the flat bellies” (except for Mark Calcavecchia) or the other good forum quote: “put on ice skates and they would have fit in with the Olympic Men’s Figure Skating competition.

I think these guys are cool.  I’m really looking forward to the next few years on tour to see how they develop.