Golf World Magazine contributor Dave Shedloski (@DaveShedloski) tweeted a cool picture of Rickie Fowler on the practice green this morning ahead of his first round at Pinehurst No. 2 in the U.S. Open.
Fowler -- a fashion icon to the younger generation of golf fans -- paid homage to another fashion icon in the late Payne Stewart, the 1999 U.S. Open champ.
Stewart was known for his clothes, which always included the Plus-4 knickers. With that, Fowler decided to emulate the same look Thursday, complete with the argyle socks.
"This week you can't help but think about Payne Stewart and his win at the '99 U.S. Open," said Fowler in a release sent out by COBRA PUMA Golf. "I thought wearing the knickers, a look he was so famous for, would be a nice way to honor and remember such a huge golf icon, and someone I've always admired and looked up to. He had such an impact on the game both on and off the course; always gracious, win or lose. We will all be thinking about him this week."
Very cool gesture by Fowler.
Fowler sent out this tweet early Thursday: