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Yes, the Phil Mickelson dress shirt is actually comfortable to golf in

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When Phil Mickelson arrived for his practice round ahead of the Masters at Augusta National earlier this year in a Mizzen+Main dress shirt, there were plenty of questions.

One that was asked jokingly in the social media sphere: Was Lefty running late for his tee time, unable to stop in the locker room to change into a polo?

Actually, that’s kind of the idea. I mean, not exactly, but Mizzen+Main wanted to make a dress shirt that you can comfortably play golf in…if you want to.

And while some might think Mickelson, a partner in the company, was part of a mere marketing stunt, I can confirm that you can actually comfortably wear these shirts on the golf course.

Really.

Mizzen+Main sent me a light blue solid “Nelson Mickelson Edition” shirt, and I put it through the paces on course. It stretches more than you’d expect, is plenty breathable, and still looks like a dress shirt, rather than athletic wear masquerading as a dress shirt (important for the whole “off-course wear” thing).

Alan Bastable hit on what Mizzen+Main is aiming for in a May article for Golf.com.

“Despite Mickelson’s marketing clout, it’s hard to imagine dress shirts sweeping the golf world by storm. But that was never the point, [CEO Kevin] Lavelle said. His hope is that when consumers see that the shirt is comfortable and flexible enough to play golf in — it’s 85% polyester and 15% spandex — they’ll be confident that it will also hold up when they’re grinding out spreadsheets or expense reports.”

So, maybe you don’t love Phil’s dress shirt look (although the company says sales of the Mickelson Edition shirts have exploded). Maybe you would never wear a dress shirt on the golf course (I personally probably never will again). But–as I found out–you can do so comfortably in a Mizzen+Main shirt.

So, to that end, we say.

Don’t @ me, GolfWRX members.

See the Phil Mickelson Collection here.

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  1. 2putttom

    Jul 10, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    DAMN 150 + bucks each ! people would think I’m rolling on dough at my course. They would want me to buy em’ all drinks and pay for their lunch. Might wanna stick to the cheap Nike or Oakley shirts so I fit in with the rest of the sheep

  2. TheCityGame

    Jul 10, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Comes with a free bowl of soup.

    How about we stop trying to make this happen, like those blade collars or mock turtlenecks. I know this looks stupid. Phil knows it looks stupid. Ben knows it looks stupid. Everyone knows this looks stupid. It’s not going to catch on. It’s very easy to change from the “boardroom” shirt to the polo shirt. You can do it at a red light on the way to the course.

    I feel very sorry for Mizzen & Mast for putting so much money into the production of this stupid thing, and spamming comments sections, but the faster the Mizzen & Main sink beneath the waves, the better.

  3. Greg B.

    Jul 10, 2018 at 9:24 am

    You could probably play golf comfortably wearing a tu-tu also, but that doesn’t change how bad the look is. Same with this, it looks ridiculous on a golf course.

  4. Terry Bombastic

    Jul 10, 2018 at 8:21 am

    They are great shirts. I own 12.

  5. Rich

    Jul 9, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    I believe it’s an ugly stupid idea .

  6. dave

    Jul 9, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    I own over 10 of these shirts. They are stretchy just like a Nike performance polo. They are the real deal.

    • ogo

      Jul 9, 2018 at 6:04 pm

      Don’t you feel clammy wet and/or burning hot in a 85% polyester and 15% spandex shirt. Polyester is a cheap fabric too …..

    • TheCityGame

      Jul 10, 2018 at 9:57 am

      No you don’t you shill. You do not own 1550 worth of shirts you saw for the first time 3 months ago.

    • the dude

      Jul 10, 2018 at 12:21 pm

      Evan…why are you using “Dave” as the handle??? I’m glad you like your dads shirts…….(all of which he gave you)

  7. ogo

    Jul 9, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    If that black golfer emblem embroidered into the shirt sleeve is suppose to be Phil, where is the beelly and beeyach teeats…???

  8. Al Czervik

    Jul 9, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Ah, but it looks good on you.

  9. carl

    Jul 9, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    it better be comfortable for $155

  10. 2putttom

    Jul 9, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    made in America.

    • ogo

      Jul 9, 2018 at 3:30 pm

      … Made in Greater America … MIGA !!!!! 😀

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (7.22.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Embrace Putters with this Ping Anser 2 featuring a fresh face remill and satin finish.

Some great shots of Bettinardi’s “Box Car” flat-stick.

A look inside Oak Quarry Golf Club in Jurupa Valley, California, courtesy of Roberto Escartin.

Slick looking P790 driving iron with a micro annealed digital camo custom job from the guys at The Golf Garage.

Sweet finishing skills from Royal Payne Custom Putters on these flat-sticks.

Legacy putter featuring a welded plumbers neck, tri sole, and a lightly milled face from Olson Putter Co.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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Tweets of the Week: Stenson snaps, Rose’s shank of the year, and G-Mac loses his temper

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Shane Lowry produced the performance of his life to win the 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush, but in a great week of golf, here are some of the things you may have missed, and some of the quirkier moments from the world of golf dished out in the Twittersphere over the past seven days.

Impressions From The Open

Conor Moore on point as always!

Rose’s Shank Of The Year

The Englishman keeping the cameraman on his toes.

Matt Wallace And His Hero

Stenson Snaps

Beautiful technique from the big Swede.

G-Mac’s Frustration

When you find your ball 12 seconds too late…

Zach Appears On Phireside With Phil

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Brooks Koepka expresses his frustration over J.B. Holmes’ slow play at The Open

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Brooks Koepka began 2019 by calling out golf’s authorities for their lack of action over the slow play issue surrounding the game, and on Sunday at the Open Championship, the 29-year-old appeared visibly agitated over the speed of playing partner J.B. Holmes.

The two men teed off at 1.37 PM local time in the final round, and from their opening tee shots of the day, which Holmes would take significantly longer to play than his compatriot, it appeared the two could be in for an uncomfortable day with each other.

For the most part during Sunday’s final round, on the course, Koepka was to keep whatever frustrations which were bubbling under the surface to himself.

However, coming off the 12th green, the four-time major champ was seen staring at a rules official while motioning to his imaginary wristwatch, and on another occasion, the American looked less than impressed as his playing partner went through his deliberate putting routine.

Following their round, the 29-year-old was quick to point out that Holmes is far from being the only slow player on Tour, but explained what his biggest gripe was with the Kentuckian on Sunday at Royal Portrush – his inability to prepare when it wasn’t his turn.

“There are a lot of slow guys out here, that’s not the first time I’ve done it, especially when you’ve got a walking official with you. I’m ready to go most of the time.

That’s what I don’t understand when it’s your turn to hit, your glove is not on, then you start thinking about it, that’s where the problem lies. It’s not that he takes that long. He doesn’t do anything until his turn. That’s the frustrating part. But he’s not the only one that does it out here.”

Holmes’ nightmare performance didn’t help his pace of play as he struggled mightily in the harsh conditions during Sunday’s final round. The 37-year-old shot an 87 – 16 over par to move from third place at the start of the day to fourth last on six over.

Koepka had some sympathy for Holmes’ struggles in the wind and rain in Northern Ireland, but despite this, the Florida native made it clear that he still found the pace at times too slow.

“He had a rough day, but JB is a slow player. We were on pace for 13 holes, but if I’m in the group we’re going to be on pace no matter what. But there were some times where I thought it was slow.”

Koepka’s final round of 74 secured a T4 finish for the four-time major champ to complete an exceptional year at the major tournaments which included a win at the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in May.

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