Great Masters outfits through the years

There's as much colour and style on the fairways as off during Masters week as these Great Masters Outfits prove

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It's not only the course that is colourfully resplendent at Augusta, but quite often the players and patrons too, as all these great Masters outfits prove

Bernhard Langer, 1985 champion

There's only one place to kick off our Great Masters Outfits, and this one still grates whenever you see it. We can only assume that Langer hadn’t been anticipating victory, for the only place red and green should ever be seen is on a Christmas tree or snooker table.

No, Bernhard - just no!

No, Bernhard - just no!

Shingo Katayama

Shingo likes to do things his own way, so whenever he’s in town you can be sure of a bit of sartorial individuality. This fancy hat was from 2005.

Shingo doing it his own way in 2005

Shingo doing it his own way in 2005

Jumbo Ozaki

Jumbo gave us plenty of options to choose from in a diverse collection of singularly individual style, but in the end we plumped for 1998’s garish red sweater.

This garish red sweater is just one of many Jumbo Ozaki Masters fashion statements

This garish red sweater is just one of many Jumbo Ozaki Masters fashion statements

Darren Clarke

The 2011 Open champion hasn’t shied away from a bit of colour and style over the years, unveiling this eye-catching pink ensemble to the world during 2005’s second round.

Pretty in pink: Darren Clarke in 2005

Pretty in pink: Darren Clarke in 2005

Greg Norman

The Shark has been ‘hit and miss’ with fashion over the years, but few would dispute that 1995’s Saturday shirt was among the ‘misses’.

Not one of Greg Norman's finest hours in 1995

Not one of Greg Norman's finest hours in 1995

Nick Faldo, 1996 champion

Norman must have been sick of the sight of this shirt, but Pringle’s sales of this stripy number went through the roof following Faldo’s dramatic victory in 1996.

Pringle did very well with Faldo's victorious shirt in 1996

Pringle did very nicely from Faldo's victorious shirt in 1996

Ian Poulter

Never one to knowingly underdress, we’re a little concerned that Poulter’s 2007 third-round trousers strayed worryingly close to shell-suit status.

The trousers match the shoes for Poulter, it's just that we're not sure about the trousers

The trousers match the shoes for Poulter, it's just that we're not sure about the trousers

UPDATE: Poulter wasn't happy with our choice:

You idiots @GolfMonthly. I was wearing waterproofs. Out of all the outfits I have worn you choose that shite. http://t.co/EbxFDVbHBZ
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) April 2, 2015

(Sorry Ian, we love what you do.)

Masters’ patrons

Little did John Daly know what he was starting when he first donned his Loudmouth trousers. This trio of patrons was spotted out and about during 2012’s Masters.

What did you start, John Daly? What did you start!

What did you start, John Daly? What did you start!

Hat badges

This patron wore his badges with pride in 2014, every one conveying the message loud and clear: “I was there when…”

You'd wear your hat with pride too if you had this many Masters badges

You'd wear your hat with pride too if you had this many Masters badges

Hat tags

If you can tell the age of a tree by its rings, then maybe you can work out the age of this Masters’ patron by the number of tags. Pretty old, we’d guess!

Now that really is a hat - an Augusta patron proudly displays her headwear in 2008

Now that really is a hat - an Augusta patron proudly displays her headwear in 2008
Jeremy Ellwood
Contributing Editor

Jeremy Ellwood has worked in the golf industry since 1993 and for Golf Monthly since 2002 when he started out as equipment editor. He is now a freelance journalist writing mainly for Golf Monthly across the whole spectrum from courses and Rules to equipment and instruction. He also edits The Golf Club Secretary Newsletter, a highly regarded trade publication for golf club secretaries and managers, and has authored or co-authored three books and written for a number of national papers including The Telegraph and The Independent. He is a senior panelist for Golf Monthly's Top 100 UK & Ireland Course Rankings and has played all of the Top 100 plus 91 of the Next 100, making him well-qualified when it comes to assessing and comparing our premier golf courses. He has now played well over 950 golf courses worldwide in 35 countries, right across the spectrum from the humblest of nine-holers in the Scottish Highlands to the very grandest of international golf resorts, but put him on a links course anywhere and he will be blissfully content.

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