Tyrrell Hatton speaks out on golf hoodie debate: "I don't see what the issue is"

Tyrrell Hatton has questioned why so many people have a problem with golf hoodies, following the ongoing debate after his recent victory.

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Mon, 19 Oct 2020

Tyrrell Hatton has questioned why so many people have a problem with seeing golf hoodies on the course, after his BMW PGA Championship win caused one of the most wide-spread debates the sport has seen for years.

The Englishman won the BMW PGA Championship - the European Tour's flagship event - just two weeks ago and he did so sporting an adidas golf hoodie every day throughout the tournament.

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Golf hoodies are part of the new modern style that has hit the golf scene in recent years, in a much needed change where we start to care less about what people are wearing and focus more on participation in the sport.

The latest adidas COLD.RDY hoodie took a matter of hours to sell out, but not everyone is on board with the look and one golf club even issued a dress code statement banning hoodies and comparing them to "designer ripped jeans".

After his victory at Wentworth, Hatton hopped on a plane to compete on the PGA Tour in the CJ Cup, where it was far too warm for a hoodie, but speaking to the media ahead of the tournament, the World No.9 was asked if he was surprised with the reaction caused by his attire.

"A little bit," he said. "Mainly because I’m not the first person to wear a hoodie."

Hatton's right, he's not the first to wear a hoodie on the golf course, with other high-profile names such as Justin Thomas having previously worn one on the PGA Tour. 

"It’s crazy the amount of people that obviously don’t agree with it. If it looks smart and you’re comfortable to play in it, then I really don’t see what the issue is.

"And it’s funny, I reckon half the guys, if they put that hoodie on and swung a golf club, they’d love it. They’re realise how nice it is and how easy it is to swing in it. It’s not like your standard casual fashion hoodie – they’re the ones that are really soft, very stretchy, so movement is not an issue."

Hatton went on to finish in T3 at Shadow Creek after another stellar performance, which saw him earn $565,500 in the no-cut event in Las Vegas.

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