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Jul 25, 2019

Button-down shirts aren't just for the board room anymore. They are trending more and more on the golf course thanks to players like Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson sliding them on at PGA Tour events.

Besides increased Tour presence, why are these shirts so popular? How do you wear them? What performance features do they have for on the course? We answer these questions and more below.

rickie fowler short sleeve puma button down

Button-Down Shirt PGA Tour Popularity

The button-down shirt trend of the PGA Tour isn't that new. Players throughout the game's history have fastened their shirts with buttons running down the length of the shirt. Two players in recent history that have embraced the look are Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson. Rickie love to rock fun-patterned Puma shirts. Phil prefers the more business-like Mizzen + Main shirt.

We can't know for sure if the trend will continue to pick up steam but we can look closer at the best way for you to wear them.

How to Wear Button Down Shirts On The Golf Course

johnnie o short sleeve button down

When it comes to button-down shirts on the course, you have 2 choices, short sleeve or long sleeve. Both shirts work on the course and the one you choose will likely depend on the time of year and weather. Generally, the warmer the weather, the shorter the sleeve.

You can also wear these shirts either tucked in or hanging loose. Short-sleeved shirts, like these from Johnnie-O, look best untucked. Polo Golf button-down shirts work arguably better in the office but they have features that won't hinder your golf game either.

To complete the look, either length sleeve can be paired with both shorts and pants.

Performance Features For The Course

Button-down shirts for the course are no different than polo shirts when it comes to performance.

The quality fabric in all of the button-down shirts we offer is breathable that is easy to care for. Polo and adidas have shirts that offer a little stretch that won't hinder your swing.

Not Your Father's Button Down

As you can see, the modern button-down shirt makes it easy to transition from the office to the golf course and back again (for those quick 9 holes at lunch). There are plenty of options to choose from that fit a wide range of style and comfort. Update your look today.