Honda Classic 2017: What not to wear to the tournament this weekend

Spectators should wear hats and sunglasses to stay cool at The Honda Classic. Crowds during the final round of the 2016 Honda Classic Sunday February 28, 2016, at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens. (Bill Ingram / The Palm Beach Post)

Spectators should wear hats and sunglasses to stay cool at The Honda Classic. Crowds during the final round of the 2016 Honda Classic Sunday February 28, 2016, at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens. (Bill Ingram / The Palm Beach Post)

With more than 200,000 people expected to attend the Honda Classic during its 7-day run, it’s tempting to want to dress your best.

It’s good to keep in mind, however, that attending a golf event in Florida usually involves miles of walking in the hot afternoon sun. Here are some tips to looking good and being comfortable at the tournament at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens.

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1. Wear trendy sneakers, or flats if you must. Skip the four-inch heels and go for the sneakers instead. You can easily walk four miles without walking the whole course, and six miles if you follow your favorite PGA Tour player through his round. You’ll want a good pair of shoes.

If you don’t like the idea of wearing sneakers to a place that’s as much a social event as a golf tournament, go for a pair of flats that won’t give you blisters. Skip the flip flops or open-toed sandals that leave you vulnerable to getting your toes stepped on in the crowds or run over by a golf cart in a hurry.

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2. A hat and sunglasses are a must. The Honda Classic has been blessed with beautiful, sunny weather this year. Wear a hat and sunglasses to keep the sun off your face. The choices for a hat are endless: a baseball cap, floppy beach hat or a straw golf hat will do. The bigger the sunglasses the better; they’ll do double duty to protect your face and your eyes. Lather up on the sunscreen.

3. Skip the long sleeves and long pants. Yes, keeping your skin covered will help prevent sunburn. However, weather forecasts show the temperature is expected to be in the low 80s Saturday. Sunday should be a little cooler, in the high 70s. If you’re doing a lot of walking and spending considerable time in the sun, it will still feel hot. That’s especially true if you’re not used to Florida’s humidity.

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