Jason Day had a good day in the opening round of the Open Championship but it was his choice of footwear that really had the golf world talking.
After draining a 10-foot putt on the 18th social media users were alerted to the Australian Nike shoes and the pants he was wearing with them.
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The shoes are part of Day’s $10 million a year deal with Nike and many on the internet thought they looked too much like basketball shoes but Nike has them listed as golf shoes – but for women.
Royal Birkdale has a strict dress code with the course’s website stating:
“Smart attire is essential, golf shoes are to be worn; smart tailored shorts may be worn with knee length socks or short socks; sports shorts and combat/cargo shorts are not permitted.”