Billy Horschel’s Octopus Pants Make An Impression

Billy Horschel’s octopus pants certainly made an impression at the US Open at Merion Golf Club this weekend. But despite the history of bad fashion in golf (polo shirts are the first that come to mind), many critics think Horschel’s pants were over the top.

Horschel, a rookie on the PGA Tour, is sponsored by Ralph Lauren. As a result, the golfer often wears the company’s golf line, RLX.

The octopus pants first appeared on Wednesday when Horschel tweeted out sketches of his outfits for this week’s US Open. They immediately caused a buzz, though there was no word on what the rookie actually thought of the outfit.

Having made it to the final round, the golfer posted a photo on Twitter of himself wearing the pants on Sunday morning. He commented, “Well here they are! The highly anticipated highly controversial….Octopus pants! Great outfits all week by RLX!”

Billy Horschel paired his octopus pants with a bright pink polo shirt. And while John Daly has long been considered the sport’s leader in bad fashion, we’re sure that Horschel could give him a run for his money.

The former University of Florida golfer teed off in eighth place on Sunday at 3-over par. He was four strokes behind Phil Mickelson, the leader of the final round.


As odd as Horschel’s octopus pants looked, there was more of a controversy surrounding them than you would expect for the rookie. He has often made strange fashion statements and, according to his PGA Tour bio, he is also a big fan of the Twilight series. Horschel’s bio adds that he is “a believe in Bigfoot and UFOs.”

Along with Horschel’s octopus pants, Englishman Ian Poulter, a frontrunner in strange golf fashion, has worn everything from the British flag to an old TV test pattern. There is also Rickie Fowler, who normally wears the same color from head to toe.

What do you think of Billy Horschel’s octopus pants? Were they a little bit out there, or were they on par for the rookie’s normal attire?