Bryson DeChambeau, the winner of the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, said earlier this week that he will not be competing in this year’s event due to injury. But that doesn’t rule out a quick review of his style from last year’s event, does it?
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DeChambeau joined with Cobra Puma Golf in 2016 and has worn the company’s clothing at every event since. While he does a good job of representing the company, some of his accessories are controversial.
We polled Golfweek’s Instagram followers to see if they liked DeChambeau’s Ben Hogan cap, and the results revealed a clear winner. The headgear was deemed unpopular by 71 percent of our followers who took part in the poll.
Marty Hackel, the former fashion director of Golf Digest (now retired), revealed his view on white belts, which DeChambeau wears frequently in tournament play. DeChambeau fulfills Hackel’s requirements for wearing a white belt.
“No white belts unless you’re a school crossing guard or a drum major in a high school marching band.” Sorry, but matching your belt to your shoes is illogical, and if all else fails, the Rule of 36 applies,” Hackel explained. “No white belts if you’re over 36 or your waist is over 36 inches.” Only if you’re wearing white pants is there an exception to this rule.”
Despite a couple gaffes, we’re like DeChambeau’s look on the third day of the API last year. Matching your hat to your pants is always a good idea. This is a well-balanced style with black shoes , black slacks and a brighter polo. Arnold Palmer’s signature drink is featured on his polo, which is appropriate for the week’s theme. In this outfit, DeChambeau appears polished and ready to compete.