It's fair to say a lot of folks will have their eyes on both Bubba Watson and Zach Johnson at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst this week. Though they play totally different games, both guys have a legitimate chance to contend and both will be decked out in fashion-forward Oakley gear. Here are their clothing scripts for the week:
Everyone's getting amped up for Augusta next week, including Oakley's two main men, Bubba Watson and Zach Johnson. Check out their scripts for next week - look's like Bubba is going for a bit more color while Zach will be a bit more subdued, which makes sense. Though Oakley is probably best known for hi-tech eyewear like the golf specific Fast Jacket model (outfitted with G30 lenses) that Zach wears, high performance clothing is also up their alley, at least according to Bubba.
“I want to look good and have no restrictions in my swing,” says Bubba. “I swing the club at 126 mph, and the new Oakley Swing Engineered Technology really allows me to move freely and crush every drive!”
Defending Masters champion Bubba Watson was officially welcomed into the Oakley family on Tuesday in front of a bevy of international media on the rooftop of New York City's swanky Gansevoort Park Avenue hotel.
Watson made his debut as an Oakley apparel endorsee in January. The company prides itself on taking an unconventional approach to golf apparel with its fun, irreverent style. "Wearing the iconic 'O,'" Watson says, "makes me feel like a real athlete."
After a short press conference, Watson revealed his Thursday-Sunday Masters looks (pictured above). "No matter what happens, I'm just going to enjoy it," he said of returning to Augusta as the defending champion.
Unfortunately, Watson chose to remain tight-lipped regarding his much anticipated Champions dinner menu, revealing only that he chose the menu "in about 30 seconds" in November of 2012. "I just went with what I wanted," he said. "I could care less about the other people."
Oakley announced Thursday that Bubba Watson, the 2012 Masters champ, has officially joined the company's golf staff.
Watson, 34, is coming off of a stint as the face of Travis Matthew, another Southern California-based apparel brand, and is excited about the change.
"When you look at Oakley as a brand before I was involved, it's fun, it's athletic, exciting, cutting-edge, all those words come to mind," Watson says. "When they came to me and wanted me to partner up and wear their stuff, why wouldn't I be on board?"
While he'll be sporting Oakley's men's performance golf collection, Watson's signature visor and buttoned-up polo look will remain unchanged. To celebrate its new addition, Oakley created an animated welcome video, which can seen below.
Oakley is making a splash in the shoe market this year with a new line the company is touting as "the lightest golf shoe on earth." Golf.com's Jeff Ritter stopped by to learn more about the Oakley Cipher.