Bellygate: The Johan Edfors Golf Style Scandal

OK, here's what I'm talking about...anyone who reads this blog knows that I'm pretty tolerant about golf clothes. Sure, I love fashion, and I think its great when a golfer has style and looks unique and classy and interesting. And lots of today's golfers do. I've written about them on many occasions. That said, I'm not a stickler for dress codes or draconian rules on the length of a girl's skirt or the collar on a guys shirt. If we insist on too strict a dress code, we risk alienating exactly the demographic we're trying to attract to this sport; namely young people from diverse backgrounds. Right?

Definitely. However... Johan Edfors?!?

Johan, when did it become OK for a guy (never mind a professional golfer) to wear a belly shirt? At first I thought you'd simply made a mistake, and I just looked the other way. But, in fact, you're a repeat offender. Many times over. You actually like this look. There's no excuse for that, because Dude: At no time is it appropriate for a guy to pimp a stomach shirt! I don't care if you're young and hip and European, it's neither "hott" nor "kewl". It's just disgusting. Particularly if you don't wax your stomach (yeah, waxing is painful) and your six pack looks more like a keg (working out is painful too). The belly shirt was created for anorexic teenage girls. It's illegal for anyone else to ever wear one, because basically, it's a crappy look and only teenage girls can transcend a crappy look. And, believe me, I'm not the only one who feels this way. Almost everyone does.

So please follow my advice, You're an ultra talented, extremely cute, British Open British Masters and Scottish Open winner; take the belly shirts which you seem to like so much, place them in an ornate stone sarcophagus, and hope they disintegrate. In other words, Make them go away! Cause frankly, I'd rather see you strutting the fairways in a tartan loin cloth. At least that would be a style statement.

In closing I'll add that though there are some irresponsible sports journalists and bloggers out there who appear to encourage your style stupidities, they don't have your best interests in mind.

I'm telling you this because I think you're awesome, and I'm really looking forward to seeing you play at the Masters this week, but I don't want to see that look at Augusta, because it's a look that goes beyond the unspoken rules of decency.