The weekend weather was raw. Style took a back seat to warmth. The gallery was swaddled in blankets and multiple layers of wind proofing, as the players used various methods to conserve precious body heat.
Springtime on the Slopes of Augusta
Some, like Rich Beem and Henrik Stenson, went all out with thermals and wool ski caps and looked ready for springtime on the slopes of
The Lean Layered Look
Meanwhile a number of the guys did lean layers, close to the body, with the top layer a slim fitting sweater. This look had the by far the best warmth/style ratio. Winning examples of "The Lean Layered Look" featured classic argyles, on Aaron Oberholser, Davis Love III and Jeev Milkha Singh (above) or crisp brights on Geoff Ogilvy, David Howell, Justin Rose and J.J. Henry (below).
Arbitrary Layers of Whateverness
One look seen frequently on this bone chilling weekend in Augusta was what I call "Arbitrary Layers of Whateverness". It's characterized by a totally random combination of long sleeved shirts, short sleeved polos, vests, jackets, windshirts and anything else that happens to be in the closet. In many cases this look, (featured above on Fred Couples, Craig Stadler,Tim Clark and Jerry Kelly) finishes off with a short sleeved shirt over a long sleeved one, which to my mind is just never right.
The Winner... if not in style, in substance.
Right or not, it was with this very look that Zach Johnson won the Masters after a nail biting back nine. As he accepted congratulations from 2006 winner Phil Mickelson, the new Masters champion wore a white mock neck thermal undershirt + a royal blue short sleeved polo shirt + a royal blue wind vest. Then, as if that wasn't enough, he added yet another layer...and this time it was a green jacket.
P.S. Coming up on Golf Girl's Diary...Stop by tomorrow for my interview on golf fan fashion with blogger John Drennen just back from Augusta. You'll also have a chance to take The Poulter Poll and weigh in on one of golf's most exciting new style stars. Plus, later in the week I'll be sharing the results of The Golf Girl Sex Survey and don't miss The Golf Girl Swimsuit Blog...that's coming soon too! The Masters might be over, but there's still lots to look forward to in April, right?