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It’s always fun to see what the pros are wearing as well as the spectators at PGA events. Leaving the Waste Management Phoenix Open, a flood of gals in short rompers and jumpers poured into the gates, ready to party.

At the Cologuard Classic, casual and comfortable was the name of the apparel game. Pros were happy to be allowed to wear shorts during the practice and Pro-am rounds though they still must don the big boy long trousers during tournament play. The Cologuard Classic choice of clothing for the many volunteers was Clique, a new name to most on the course and which some confused with the cosmetic company Clinique. It’s actually a division of the very familiar company, Cutter and Buck. Clinique is they unique line of affordable sporty basics “made for proudly showing your company pride, team spirit or for rugged workwear on the jobsite.”

The Clique line includes simply casual tees in several varieties including the Phoenix tee with contrasting binding on neck and sleeves. The Parma Polo, Soft jersey sweaters, cardigan and vests are weaved in Bordeaux, Sea Blue, Navy, Black and Charcoal. For more warmth, they feature summit microfleece jackets and vests. Helsa jacket and half zips in bright shades make pretty layers over their dress up, button down shirts. Windbreakers and heavier bubble jackets round out repertoire. As the company says, “all you need is Clique.” Cutter & Buck distributes their Clique brand exclusively through their wholesale channel.

Meanwhile Steve Stricker posed in a Bobby Jones shirt for his media interview. His win at this event last year propelled him forward while this season started a little slower because of his putting. The Ryder Cup Captain’s key to remedy that is, “Keep working at it. Stay positive.”

Fred Couples touts Ecco shoes and said he doesn’t want to sound cocky but expects himself to place in the top ten when he competes.  Billy Mayfair has loyally stuck with his Arizona Antigua apparel while another Arizonan dons the local Ping company apparel to match his sticks – Kirk Triplett who tied for second in the event.

All volunteers, pros and fans were encouraged to wear blue on Saturday in support of Colorectal cancer. It had to be a very pretty scene with the blue skies and verdant grass of the Omni Tucson National fairways with snow smattered on the distant Catalina mountains.