Shane Bacon over at FanHouse is giving out awards for the 2009 PGA and LPGA Tour season. Last week he asked Patricia Hannigan from Golf Girl’s Diary to select the PGA’s “Best Dressed.” She chose an unassuming winner, 18-year-old Japanese phenom Ryo Ishikawa. He’s probably not the first guy you’d think of — Ian Poulter, Camilo Villegas and Adam Scott seem like they would be the front runners for their cutting-edge fashion. But that’s also why Ryo is such a great choice.
Color, cut and artful accessorizing are the main components of the Ryo style. A distinct Asian influence can be seen in the bright, saturated hues that define each outfit he wears. Always artfully blended with a contrasting solid, these powerful color notes are picked up in his visors, belts, shoes and gloves and stand out in a way that’s fresh and exciting.
Not to mention the Japanese simply have good style and Ryo showcases it better than most. If the kid can pull off a pastel, rainbow striped polo paired with lime green pants, then he deserves to win hands-down! It’s not close to his best look (or my favorite), but just saying.
Also, be sure to check out the tableau Patricia put together of some of Ryo’s color combinations here.
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