Why this stylish Hollywood actress is appearing alongside Justin Thomas

Kathryn Newton and Justin Thomas, the faces of Ralph Lauren's golf lines.


Infusing your natural sense of style into your golf outfits used to be nearly impossible. Remember when the golf corner of your closet used to look wildly different from the rest of your wardrobe?

Those days are gone.

Ask Kathryn Newton. The 23-year-old golf-loving actress — she’s best known for playing Reese Witherspoon’s oldest daughter in Big Little Lies — consistently incorporates her funky-meets-preppy style into her on-course attire and proves that “looking like a golfer” doesn’t have to mean relinquishing your everyday fashionableness.

Ralph Lauren took notice. The brand announced Wednesday that Newton, who for years has worn Ralph Lauren both on the red carpet and on the course, is the new face of Ralph Lauren’s women’s golf line for its spring, summer and fall collections in 2020. Newton will appear in advertisements alongside Justin Thomas, who has worn Polo Golf and RLX Golf since turning pro in 2013.

“Since I was a little girl, I’ve been wearing Ralph Lauren on and off the golf course,” said Newton, a single-digit handicap who started competing in tournaments when she was 8 before playing on the golf team at Notre Dame High School in Southern California. “I’m truly honored and proud to represent the brand and look forward to being a part of the RL family.”

Ralph Lauren’s latest golf collections for both men and women combine fresh colors and fun prints with updated performance features, and they include transition pieces that are designed for on-course and off-course adventures.

Newton told us that while it’s tough to identify which pieces she’s most excited to wear, she loves Polo Golf’s dresses “because they’re so cute and classic RL Polo,” and that RLX pants are her go-to “because they always fit me perfectly and make me feel strong.”

Even as Newton’s acting duties are in higher demand than ever, she remains passionate about golf. She often shares snippets of her golf adventures with her 1.3 million Instagram followers, calling it the “greatest game ever played” and calling herself “just a little golfer girl.”

Here are a few pieces you’ll likely see Newton wear on the course this year:

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Performance Jersey Golf Dress

Cut from moisture-wicking jersey that provides UPF 50 protection from UV rays, this patterned golf dress pairs a preppy Polo collar with a feminine flounce skirt.
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Print Stretch Golf Pant

These Provençal-inspired printed golf pants are made from a refined stretch fabric for extra comfort and mobility during all-day play.
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Water Repellent Golf Jacket

This pastel ombré, water-repellant and lightweight golf windbreaker is designed to keep you dry and comfortable through any weather on the links.
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And here are a few new pieces you’ll likely see Justin Thomas wear once play resumes in June.

Camo Printed Hoodie

This merino wool camo print Hoodie is  is constructed with ThermoCool fabric. The garment has exceptional breathability and temperature-regulating properties to keep you warm when you need to be, but cool when you feel warm.
Buy from Fairway Styles

Printed Airflow Club polo

This Printed Lightweight Airflow polo offers lightweight construction for all day wear with exceptional breathability and moisture wicking properties. It features a golf club motif ditsy print for a stand out look.
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Classic Fit Printed Shorts

These camo print shorts are made with stretch fabric, which provides a comfortable fit and natural movability. They are designed to have a classic fit, but a modern printed look.
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Lastly, here’s our favorite RLX Golf piece that’s now on sale.

Featherweight Airflow Polo

This spread collar polo shirt offers lightweight comfort and breathability to help keep the skin dry. The stretch fabric allows for comfort and movability and features stripe detailing throughout.
Buy from Fairway Styles

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Ashley Mayo


Mayo is GOLF’s Editorial Director and oversees the brand’s vision and strategy. Whether content lives digitally or in print, Mayo ensures that its standards live up to those established by GOLF’s chairman. Before joining the GOLF team, Ashley spent 11 years as an editor at Golf Digest. While there, she earned her Masters degree from Columbia’s School of Journalism. Before joining Golf Digest, Mayo competed on the first-ever women’s golf team at the University of Virginia. She is also the Head of Brand at GOLF’s parent company, 8AM Golf.