August 29, 2009

Leaving the Logos behind: Ryan Moore gives up $300,000 a year to play the golf clubs he likes and wear the clothes he buys himself. Crafty or crazy?

posted by firecop to golf at 11:03 AM - 14 comments

I can certainly understand wanting to play with the clubs that I am most comfortable with. I can "maybe understand" not wanting to look like a billboard though I dont see how a little Nike Swoosh on the cap and left breast of the shirt constitute looking like a "NASCAR driver". But for those sums of money I couldnt care less if my golf bag looked like a doodle pad for and advertising exec.

posted by firecop at 11:12 AM on August 29, 2009

It would be admirable if he dressed well, but he doesn't. He walked past me at Bethpage during the US Open and I thought some tramp and snuck in under the ropes.

posted by JJ at 11:14 AM on August 29, 2009

I think it's admirable even if he's a slob.

posted by rcade at 11:16 AM on August 29, 2009

To one's own self be true...kudos to Ryan...

posted by wildbill1 at 01:32 PM on August 29, 2009

I like it, though I think I'd take the money for the bag. He could donate the money to charity and thus put a spin on the commercialization.

posted by dviking at 11:18 PM on August 29, 2009

Good for him! Stop these fuckers plastering their logos on every single molecule of the fucking planet.

posted by Drood at 11:43 PM on August 29, 2009

If you're wearing clothes you choose, you have every right to dress like a slob. What excuse does John Daly have?

posted by Joey Michaels at 03:52 AM on August 30, 2009

Poor Daly..he can't see straight when he gets dressed..much like Stevie Wonder

posted by wildbill1 at 07:00 AM on August 30, 2009

Alcohol. Usually.

And compared to the photo you linked, Joey, things have got so much worse of late.

I wonder how much of Palmer's decision to wear his own gear is sporting superstition.

posted by JJ at 07:05 AM on August 30, 2009

Not everyone can have the sartorial splendor of Jesper Parnevik.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:52 AM on August 30, 2009

Drood, I'm with you! This is such a nonstory anyway! Does anyone really pay attention to the logos and decals plastered upon every surface imanginable at sporting events?

posted by Vikesfanh8sfavre at 04:43 PM on August 30, 2009

Yes. (He's on vacation right now though)

posted by apoch at 06:09 AM on August 31, 2009




posted by beaverboard at 08:54 AM on August 31, 2009

JJ: Egads, I had no idea things had gotten so bad for Daly. I think he has what George Carlin termed "cancer of the clothes." My heart goes out to him and his loved ones.

posted by Joey Michaels at 02:28 PM on August 31, 2009

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