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Hong Kong Open: Fleetwood’s mullet or Ormsby’s moustache. Who wore it better? Garcia gives his verdict

  • They are two of golf’s most recognisable figures at the Hong Kong Open, Tommy Fleetwood and his flowing locks and beard, and Wade Ormsby and his amazing moustache
  • But which one is better? Sergio Garcia gives his verdict after the second round of the Hong Kong Open after playing with the two
PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 November, 2018, 2:49pm
UPDATED : Friday, 23 November, 2018, 9:10pm

It is the question everyone wants to ask Masters winner Sergio Garcia, not if he’s going to be watching “The Match” between Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods (he’s not), but whose hairstyle he prefers: Tommy Fleetwood’s slick mullet or Wade Ormsby’s thick moustache.

Fleetwood made his case for his distinct flowing hairstyle and spectacular beard after his second round where he played alongside Garcia and Ormsby.

“Canadian hockey flow, but with teeth,” he said when asked to describe its look. Fleetwood, who shot an impressive 65 on the second day, said all that hair does require some maintenance. It was a decidedly hot and sunny day at Fanling on Friday.

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“Sometimes after being in the humidity I have to try and keep the weight off. And it’s a little bit bulky at the moment so it will need some addressing when I get home, but it is all natural flowing locks.”

Fleetwood’s hair has become so famous it has its own Twitter handle (@cadillacshair) with close to 700 followers.

A recent Golf Digest piece was also written strictly to showcase Fleetwood before he grew his hair and beard out.

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Last year’s Hong Kong Open winner Ormsby said his moustache came back around for a very particular reason: he won the 2017 edition at Fanling with the brown tickler, so naturally he had to grow the caterpillar back again for this year’s tournament.

It is also Movember, where men grow moustaches to raise awareness for various men’s health issues.

The European Tour’s Twitter feed recently declared his cookie duster “the best moustache in the game”. See below for official verification:

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Best moustache in the game Defending champion @wadeormsbygolf. #Movember #HonmaHKOpen

A post shared by European Tour (@europeantour) on Nov 21, 2018 at 6:17am PST

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“I’ve had it for about three weeks,” he said, noting there isn’t much he does to shape it, no colouring or combing either. “I had it last year when I won so I thought I’d bring it back this year, maybe it’s a good omen.”

Ormsby, who shot a 67 in his second round, said it will probably disappear quite quickly after the Open is over, regardless of whether he wins or not.

“There’s not much upkeep. You just kind of let it go, it’s kind of pretty dirty looking.”

Of course only one man could decide which is better, their playing mate for the day, the Spaniard himself, Garcia, who did not hesitate in giving his verdict.

“Well I can grow the moustache, so probably Tommy’s hair.”