Cardigan and tie -Thomas tops British Open fashion stakes – Times LIVE

Justin Thomas appeared the half within the first spherical of the British Open on Thursday due to a powerful rating of 67, and additionally resulting from his outfit of a navy blue cardigan and matching tie.

The rising 24-year-previous star, previously of the College of Alabama, raised eyebrows on the course at Royal Birkdale with an uncommon ensemble for a golfer.

Thomas, the world quantity 13, opted for an informal shirt and tie look, with high button undone, and a cardigan buttoned as much as shield him from the breeze coming in from the Irish Sea.

"It feels good. It is good to have individuals speaking about that. Clearly I knew it was going to get plenty of publicity on the market," stated Thomas.

"However I did not come right here to decorate properly. I got here right here to attempt to play some good golf. And I suppose that simply occurred."

Thomas's three-below-par opening spherical has him proper in rivalry as he seeks a primary main victory and confirmed that his apparel had actually not hindered his swing.

"We did it on the Walker Cup as a workforce. And I performed in it. And I do know -- it is a golf shirt, so it isn't prefer it's uncomfortable. And clearly it isn't tight.

"It is one thing that I do not actually even know I've on by way of consolation-sensible. And it was simply one thing I wished to do for this match."

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