"What the HELL am I looking at?!" PGA Tour debutant rocks bold mock turtleneck

PGA Tour debutant Taiga Semikawa turned heads on day one of the Sony Open as the Japanese golfer rocked an interesting mock turtleneck.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2023
"What the HELL am I looking at?!" PGA Tour debutant rocks bold mock turtleneck

These days it seems we can't go a week on the PGA Tour without having opinions divided over some players' clothing choices. 

The first stop of 2023 saw the elite players descend upon the Plantation Course in Hawaii for the Tournament of Champions. 

Of course, there was a lot of attention on Jon Rahm - wearing Tiger's red for a "stupid reason" - claiming his eighth PGA Tour victory after Collin Morikawa's brutal collapse. 

But during Thursday's opening round the focus briefly shifted towards American pro J.J. Spaun as some golf fans weren't amused with the tour pro sauntering around in the heat with his shirt untucked

Oh, the humanity!  

Spaun played the rest of the week with his shirt tucked in. Perhaps commissioner Jay Monahan had a word. 

Which leads us to this week's "controversy", if you can call it that. 

Taiga Semikawa is 21-year-old Japanese golfer making his debut at the Sony Open. He carded an opening round of 1-over par. 

Jordan Spieth took the early lead then revealed his new glamping lifestyle

But back to Semikawa. Last year he became the first amateur to win the Japan Open in 95 years. He also won twice on the Japan GTO, so he's got some game and then some. 

Side note: According to Shot Tracker, Semikawa's opening tee shot on the PGA Tour went 364 yards and split the fairway. 

Speaking to the media before his debut, Semikawa claimed the fact he was teeing it up in the same event alongside defending champion Hideki Matsuyama meant he had made it to the top. 

He aspired to be among the first round leaders to see how his game would hold up.

But some were less concerned with his play but more by what he was wearing. 

Take a closer look here:


One user replied: "I don't like it but Tiger Woods was able to wear mock turtlenecks for a decade." 

Semikawa wasn't the only player who turned heads with what he was wearing on day one of the Sony Open. 

Rory Sabbatini chose this outfit:

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