Sam Ryder Goes Sockless At Shriners Open On PGA Tour

The American was seen with a unique look in the Shriners Open final round

Sam Ryder Goes Sockless At Shriners Open On PGA Tour

The American was seen with a unique look in the Shriners Open final round

Sam Ryder Goes Sockless At Shriners Open On PGA Tour

Golf's dress code is largely loosening up at clubs and on the professional Tours.

No longer is a pair of chinos and a polo shirt the norm as a new generation of golfers show off their fashion sense on the fairways.

We've seen hi-tops, we've seen collarless shirts and we've seen hoodies, and now we've seen the sockless look.

At the Shriners Open, PGA Tour player Sam Ryder went sockless along with some 'drainpipe' trousers for a hipster look rarely seen in golf.

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The motto of 'look good, feel good, play great' seemed to work for him as he shot a bogey-free nine under par 62 to take the clubhouse lead and eventually finish in 3rd place.

Ryder pictured during the Shriners Hospitals for Children final round where he shot a bogey-free 62

It was his second-best ever finish on the PGA Tour and was his highest ever scoring event in terms of world ranking points, taking him up to 138th in the world.

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For those interested, Ryder's shoes were the G FORE Brogue Kiltie Gallivanter Onyx shoes.

Is Ryder starting a trend that we'll see more of on Tour and at clubs across the country? Or was it a step too far?

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Sam Ryder played his rookie season the PGA Tour in 2018 after qualifying via finishing 2nd on the 2017 Web.com Tour money list.

The American won on the Web.com Tour in 2017 at the Pinnacle Bank Championship by eight strokes.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x