Stashing the 'stache
By Torleif Sorenson on 8/30/12
No, I'm not going all wobbly. I'm not going to turn out like Robin Williams as the fashion police on a memorable 2001 episode of Whose Line is it Anyway?. But let's face it: It was awful and it really had to go.
Johnson Wagner's mustache.
I would cringe when I saw it during PGA Tour telecasts. It made him look like a smarmy, slimy, snake-oil salesman. I felt awful for women and kids who might become interested in golf by watching a televised tournament, saw that ugly thing, and ran away from their television set in horror. Not even Wagner's wife was able to convince him to get rid of it. (Sheesh.)
So, what finally convinced him to shave it off? The same thing that caused David Mathis to change putters: Wagner wasn't playing well and he wanted to change some things around. (Either that, or a sudden burst of sanity.)
It's about time. Good grief.
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Duke of Hazards says:
I thought it was a decent stache and made him stand out and he weathered the ribbing he got for it. I'd grow one too if I could. Mine's scrappy as hell when I try and my wife heckles me until I shave.
There are no good 'taches.
Matt F says:
I beg to differ jp. Tom Selleck and Burt Reynolds both rock the 'stache back in the day and still look good with them...other than that, you're right.
Tim Horan says:
And another thing...what about Ricky's 'tache? Growing it to prove he can?
Torleif Sorenson says:
Fowler's mustache is another ill-conceived idea. He should ditch it.
It's still way better that the fu manchu wearing dude on the web.com tour. I don't know his name, I only know him by the fu and the mullet.
Duke of Hazards says:
@ Wes11point - Andres Gonzalez. I love that dude. I hope he makes it to the big boy tour. I don't begrudge any of these guys from trying to stand out and be different, adds color to the game. 'Stacheless Wagner just looks like random white golfer guy in a polo to me. Other than the fact that he has two last names, there'd be nothing special about him.
It ain't the 'stache per se, it's the way he groomed it.
awful stache, it did get him noticed though if that was he was going for.
joe jones says:
If he left his socks on he would look like an old time porn star.
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