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Top golfers and their sunglasses of choice

June 21, 2013

Golfing sunglasses have certain features that make them proper for the game. For example, they offer 100% protection against radiation, since golf is an outdoors sport. The lenses should absorb blue light, in order for the player to be able to follow the ball in flight - brown and amber lenses work best. The ideal shades are rimless, to reduce the interference with the line of sight, and wrap around, for a perfect fit on the face. Here is what such sunglasses that top golfers picked to stay on top of their game:

Louis Oosthuizen checks his Sundog sunglasses for a perfect fit. Image c/o Getty Images

5. Louis Oosthuizen opts for Sundog sunglasses. They're light in weight and comfortable, both of which are necessities during a golf game. Acetate is, of course, a better choice than metal, when it comes to sports eyewear.

Rory McIlroy plays in his Oakley sunglasses. Image c/o

4. Rory McLlroy needs protection during his golf games. He picked the Oakley Flak Jacket sunglasses, which are designed especially for athletes. His visibility is improved because of the shades being rimless, and the size is just right for his field of work.

Hunter Mahan is the face of Under Armour eyewear. Image c/o Associated Press.

3. Hunter Mahan has been the face of Under Armour eyewear for a while now, so he wears their products on any occasion. The 10 year relationship with the brand shows not only that their shades are golf-friendly, but also that good partnerships are made to last.

Carl Pettersson swinging in his Kaenon sunglasses. Image c/o

2. Carl Pettersson is Sweden's top golfer, and his top sunglasses brand is Kaenon. His shades are actually prescription, and they come in a black, full rim, with elongated lenses.

Tiger Woods smiles in his cap and Nike sunglasses. Image c/o

1. Tiger Woods picks sporty, lightweight Nike sunglasses to get him through the day. These are specifically designed for active people, and they not only offer excellent UV protection, but they're also comfortable to wear and slightly flexible. In short, they're the perfect choice for an athlete like Woods.


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