After years of attending golf’s 5th Major as a fan, I’ve been a credentialed member of the media for four years now. Therefore, I know a thing or two about what to wear for golf’s 5th Major. Read on to discover these handy tips as you embark on a week full of 90 degrees and little access to air conditioning…

With THE PLAYERS occurring in early May in the outdoors of Northeast Florida, challenges exist when trying to decide what to wear.

But if you follow these handy tips, you can spend more time comfortably researching how to attack tournament week than sifting through outfits and losing valuable time you can be at the Stadium Course.


WEAR: Argyle, pastels and anything with dry tech

Unless you’re lucky enough to have a ticket in one of the air-conditioned suites, be prepared to sweat. A lot. Dress accordingly with light colored pastels or opt for the always classic argyle pattern.

Guys who want to stand out from a typical golf outfit of polos and khakis, go for pants with obnoxious (but fun) patterns like an American flag or Pabst Blue Ribbon from companies like Loudmouth Golf.

For ladies, believe me when I say wearing a maxi dress to a golf tournament can sound like a great idea. But in reality, it’s a hell-induced war that wages for hours on your body from the waist down.

Instead, go for a short sundress with pockets. Because is there anything better in life than a dress with pockets? (hint: no)


WEAR: Sneakers, Converse or flip-flops

If you have to ask why only these types of shoes, you’ve never properly attended a golf tournament. Leave the heels and spiked shoes at home.


WEAR: Baseball cap

This doesn’t apply solely to the ladies. I’ve seen some fisherman and straw hats at THE PLAYERS that could rival ladies at the Kentucky Derby.


If you happen to have a purse or you’re one of the poor souls who wears cargo pants to a golf tournament, be sure to pack away a few of these items for a long day on the course:

  • Travel-sized sunscreen and deodorant
  • Cash, ID and credit card
  • Gum and hair tie (includes man-bun enthusiasts)
  • Chapstick or Baby Lips


Featured image by Marcel Robinson

This article originally appear in Void Magazine