Golf fans split over Jason Day's new baggy Malbon pants at The Sentry

Jason Day wanted to join Malbon to be different, and he has certainly achieved that at The Sentry. 

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Fri, 5 Jan 2024
Golf fans split over Jason Day's new baggy Malbon pants at The Sentry

Jason Day has seemingly divided opinion with golf fans on social media over his choice of new Malbon pants during the second round of The Sentry.

Day, 36, confirmed earlier this week in Hawaii he had left Nike Golf and joined the fashion-forward Malbon brand. 

The former World No.1 and 2015 US PGA champion was reportedly paid $10m per year to wear Nike Golf apparel having signed with the sports giant back in 2017. 

But the Australian is now a brand ambassador for Malbon Golf, and while his signing fee is unknown he is already turning heads with his choice of apparel in 2024. 

Day explained in a Golf Digest interview he decided to leave Nike Golf and join Malbon because he was fed up of "standing on the first tee and looking over to see another golfer in essentially the same outfit".

Well Day has certainly ticked that box, especially on day two of The Sentry. 

Day rocked up at famed Kapalua on Friday wearing Malbon's eye-catching Malocchio Chino Pants.

The 13-time PGA Tour winner is currently in contention for his first Sentry title too, having started fast with a first-round 64.

The trousers retail for $175 / £185 and are currently available on the Malbon website

It would appear Day's choice of pants have split opinion on Twitter

One golf fan tweeted: "Well, Jason Day said he stopped wearing Nike because he was dressed like everyone else. Problem solved."

Another commented: "Jason Day looking like he just emerged from Tiger Woods 2005 with those baggy slacks."

PGA Tour LIVE commentator Jeff Eisenband tweeted: "Jason Day’s new @MalbonGolf fit is absolutely going to get some groans out of a more traditional sect of golf fans. And it is absolutely going to be embraced by a new, younger sect of golf fans. Golf fashion and streetwear is on the rise."

If you head over to X now, you will see plenty of golf fans discussing Day's apparel. 



Jason Day's Malbon Golf Malocchio Chino Pant 

  • Classic Chino Pants 
  • Belt Loops with Button + Zipper Closure
  • Bucket's Eye Repeat Pattern Embroidered throughout
  • Two Front Side Pockets
  • Two Back Pockets with Welt Pocket Button
  • 95% Cotton / 5% Spandex

RRP $175 / £185

Day is not the only high-profile PGA Tour star to change into new branded golf apparel this week as Xander Schauffele has switched from adidas Golf where he has been for the majority of his pro career over to Descente. 

Schauffele got off to a solid start in his bid to win the tournament for a second time in his career following an opening 7-under 66. 


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