The year's final Major has often provided the perfect catwalk for the fashion-conscious golfer over the years. 8 classic USPGA outfits here...

Classic USPGA Outfits Over the Years

The USPGA Championship is here, and it is taking place at Quail Hollow in North Carolina this year.

Jimmy Walker defends the Wanamaker Trophy after edging past Jason Day at Baltusrol last year.

Here are some classic outfits we’ve seen down the years…

Classic USPGA Outfits Over the Years

Payne Stewart

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Payne Stewart had a contract with the NFL to sport the colours of the team closest to that week’s tournament venue. The 1989 USPGA was played at Kemper Lakes, Illinois and a combination of a very strong finish by Stewart and a late collapse by Mike Reid paved the way to him claiming the first of his three Majors sporting the colours of the Chicago Bears. The first of our classic USPGA outfits.

Payne Stewart sporting the colours of the Chicago Bears en route to victory in 1989

Payne Stewart sporting the colours of the Chicago Bears en route to victory in 1989

Colin Montgomerie

Monty, sporting a Pringle shirt that must have looked good at the time, congratulates Steve Elkington in 1995 at Riviera after the Aussie holed a long putt to deny the Scot in a play-off, one of several Major near misses for Monty.

Monty's natty little Pringle number was not enough to match Steve Elkington

Monty’s natty little Pringle number was not enough to match Steve Elkington

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Tiger Woods

Plain red would become Tiger’s trademark final-day colour, but when he claimed the first of his four USPGAs at Medinah in 1999 there was a little more going on than just straight red.

Final-day red with a twist for Tiger in 1999

Final-day red with a twist for Tiger in 1999

Shingo Katayama never fails to deliver on the style front, but in 2001 at Atlanta Athletic Club he challenged strongly for the title too, leading after round two and going on to finish 4th.

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Shingo came close to victory in 2001, eventually finishing 4th

Shingo came close to victory in 2001, eventually finishing 4th

Ian Poulter switched allegiance in Whistling Straits’ first USPGA in 2004 with these striking ‘Stars and Stripes’ pants.

Ian Poulter switched the Union Jack for the Stars and Stripes in 2004

Ian Poulter switched the Union Jack for the Stars and Stripes in 2004

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Jesper Parnevik mixes orange and pink with a slightly stern face during the 2004 USPGA.

Jesper Parnevik has never been afraid to make a fashion statement

Jesper Parnevik has never been afraid to make a fashion statement

The hair was longer and the cap perhaps just a tad bigger when Rickie Fowler contested his first USPGA at Whistling Straits in 2010.

Rickie has never shied away from colour, even when the hair was much longer

Rickie has never shied away from colour, even when the hair was much longer

For last year’s event, John Daly’s famous overswing and mullet were pretty much the same as in his remarkable win at Crooked Stick in 1991. The waistline and fashion statement had both moved on a little though, and the result was less memorable too with Big John heading home early after rounds of 76 and 72.

John Daly still looked the part during last year's missed cut

John Daly still looking the part 

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