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Yesterday, Phil Mickelson wore a Mizzen+Main dress shirt during his practice round with Tiger Woods, who looked to be sporting a variation of the TW Dry collarless. It was a striking contrast. Prior to the days of polo shirts, golfers routinely wore oxfords, prior to that, of course, they wore jackets. The Woods-Mickelson apparel mashup is an indication of the postmodern place we're in with respect to golf apparel, and equipment, really. Woods, for example, is playing thousands of dollars of sophisticated technology in his driver and shaft setup, and his irons are hunks of forged steel (albeit precisely crafted and honed). 

Your Editor, Ben Alberstadt
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