For as long as he plays the game, Fred Couples, with his sauntering gait and effortless swing, will remain golf's king of cool. But a convincing case can be made that there's now an heir apparent: Geoff Ogilvy. In his laid-back manner, the rangy Australian ambled his way to victory last weekend at the Accenture Match Play Championship outside Tucson, Ariz. It was Ogilvy's second win of the young season and his second triumph at the Match Play in four years.
Couples, 49, long ago became synonymous with Ashworth clothing, whose soft-collared golf shirts became not only a staple on the course but a symbol of casual Friday. The 31-year-old Ogilvy just might have a similar effect on Puma's line of edgier golf apparel. While winning on Sunday, he wore a Puma Invisibonding Polo ($80), which has a relaxed drape and seamless stitching to promote freedom and comfort. On his feet were Puma Swing Crown GTX shoes ($275), featuring a series of "quills" on the soles designed to increase traction. The shoes also come in less expensive models.
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Gallery: Geoff Ogilvy and Puma Golf Apparel