The PGA Masters Tournament 2018 wrapped up last weekend and as the first golf major of the year, golf season is in full swing. So what better time than now to have a look at what Rolex watches top golfers wear? Rolex is celebrating 50 years of golf sponsorship this year and unsurprisingly, the Swiss watchmaking giant counts some of the best golfers in the world as brand ambassadors. Let’s check out which are the Rolex watches that top golfers wear while off the course.
Justin Thomas Wears a Rolex Yacht-Master 40
When Justin Thomas held his Honda Classic 2018 trophy proudly in February, we couldn’t help but notice the gleaming Rolex watch he had on his arm. He was, in fact, wearing a Yacht-Master 40 ref. 116622 in stainless steel and platinum. The combination of steel and platinum on Rolex watches is labeled as Rolesium by the brand and on the Yacht-Master ref. 116622, a platinum rotating bezel sits on top of the stainless steel 40mm Oyster case. Finishing off the look of Justin Thomas’ chic nautical-inspired Rolex sports watch is a dark rhodium dial with turquoise accents, along with the essential steel Oyster bracelet.
Tiger Woods Wears a Rolex Deepsea
Although Tiger Woods hasn’t played and won tournaments like he used to during his glory days, he’s still a huge fan favorite. The famous golfer has been wearing a Deepsea watch for years now and the large Rolex professional dive watch suits him well. From its robust steel 44mm Oyster case with a titanium caseback to its broad stainless steel Oyster bracelet to its helium escape valve, this is one Rolex sports watch with plenty of presence on the wrist. Tiger Woods’ particular Rolex Deepsea ref. 116660 is the one with the classic black dial (rather than the D-Blue dial), furnished with the familiar round lume plots and Mercedes-style hands.
Rickie Fowler Wears a Rolex Daytona
Well actually, Rickie Fowler has quite an extensive Rolex collection including Datejust, Milgauss, Submariner, Deepsea, and Daytona watches! However, lately, we’ve spotted the pro golfer wearing his steel and ceramic Daytona ref. 116500LN the most. And frankly, who can blame him? The newest steel Daytona to join the Rolex chronograph collection, the Daytona 116500LN came out in 2016 to the delight of Rolex fans everywhere. Topping its steel 40mm Oyster case is a sleek black Cerachrom ceramic bezel engraved with a tachymeter scale. Ricke Fowler’s version is the white “Panda” dial ceramic Daytona complete with the black outlined trio of subdials.
Jordan Spieth wears a Rolex Explorer II
Jordan Spieth has been wearing his trusty Rolex Explorer II ref. 216570 for years now and it suits him to a t(ee). With its larger steel 42mm Oyster case, rotating bezel with black engraved numerals, and crisp white “Polar” dial with orange and black accents, the Explorer II ref. 216570 is hard to miss. A great modern Rolex sports watch for the 24-year-old champ.
The next golf major on the calendar is the US Open, slated to take place June 14-17, 2018, at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, New York. And we’ll be on the lookout to see if these top golfers pick up any new Rolex watches along the way.