Saturday's Get-up.
Ryder Cup Outfits Are Dorky
By Kickntrue on 9/20/10
Our (USA) Ryder Cup outfits have been revealed, and while part of me likes the bold move into "retro," a small part of me can't help but think we may get beat up and have our lunch money stolen.
Tom Lehman and Davis Love III will look just about right. But we are not sure how well these clothes work on, say, a Dustin Johnson. Preppy crests and soul patches are not a natural match. It will also be interesting to see how shaggy-haired Ricky Fowler, a motocross enthusiast when he is not on the links, looks in a purple Perry Como cardigan and dark pinstripe trousers. These clothes are a bit fuddy-duddy for him.
When Golf.com is calling something "fuddy-duddy" you know it's a risky choice. Well- you know, this is golf. There is nothing wrong with looking elitist classy.

Unfortunately, none of the new duds are available (yet?) in the official Ryder Cup store on PGA.com.

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[ comments ]
Agustin says:
LOL - Let's see if Bubba is still happy about being on the Ryder team after looking at himself in the mirror wearing this....
9/20/10
 
Swingem says:
Yikes! Did Pavin's wife pick this S#!t. Whoever decided this should be flogged. Buh-bye intimidation factor.
9/20/10
 
birdieXris says:
wow. yea, i don't know about the ol' pavin picks on this one. She's hot and all but what was she thinking?
9/20/10
 
birdieXris says:
Second thoughts....It can't be real. It just can't be. There's got to be more to it. I won't believe it.
9/20/10
 
tcjonny says:
dude, ricky is all about the ridiculous colors and over the top stuff like this, fowler will probably manage to rock it better than all of them somehow... its just none of it will end up fitting him....

I'm mixed about it, donno if purple was exactly the right color choice, but i think it won't suck quite as much as everybody thinks...
9/20/10
 
Kickntrue says:
@tcjonny- i agree Rickie will pull it off. Bubba Watson.. not so sure.
9/20/10
 
falcon50driver says:
Maybe there'll be some camo sweaters too.
9/20/10
 
Swingem says:
@Merlin-Camo sweaters would still be hideous, but a huge improvement over this. How about some pink velour "juicy" sweat pants and "USA" belly shirts? This is just embarrassing.
9/20/10
 
carv712 says:
Prediction: Come the Ryder Cup we'll only see a handful of the guys in full uniform. Guys are always wearing long sleeve undershirts and leaving the sweaters in the hotel room, to maintain there own sense of style. Phil will wear it, maybe Fowler, but don't expect to see Cink rocking the cardigan.
9/20/10
 
bkuehn1952 says:
I have so little fashion sense that I am not worthy of an opinion on this issue. I could almost picture myself wearing some of the other stuff featured in the photos but the purple with charcoal pin-striped slacks would be tough.
9/20/10
 
Kurt the Knife says:
I think it looks pretty stylish. Modified spread collar, lighweight cashmere cardigan with some simple draping, pinstriped brown. I'm a fan of simple lines. Chris Knott puts together fabrics, color and tailoring that captures the sort of relaxed elegance we might like to think we could carry off on Pebble or Augusta. As far as Fowler goes, this could be an opportunity for him to look like a grown-up. At least for a few days. Then back to the clown outfits.
I must admit Dustin Johnson's proportions could be problematic but some tailoring could make it work.


I'm just sayin'
9/20/10
 
Agustin says:
Too bad Daly is not a captains pick ;) Could you imagine the conversation he would be having with the patrons of the local pub after the day's round when he shows up in this....
9/20/10
 
Kurt the Knife says:
speaking of Daly, I saw one of his "Bein' " for the first time the other nite.
Can't help but pity the foo'.
Clearly has some deep seated dysfunctional issues he can't quite render or bury deep enough.
He's swimming in his own pile of poo but I pity the poor foo' just the same.
not gonna watch it again. Sry for the distraction..

Now back to your regular scheduled garment hate-fest in progress.
9/20/10
 
falcon50driver says:
How about a beanie with a propeller too ?
9/20/10
 
Pappybro says:
Maybe the Pavins figure the Europeans will be laughing too hard to compete.
9/20/10
 
Duke of Hazards says:
Doesn't Bubba Watson drive a neon lime green Lamborghini and use a pink-shafted driver? He'll love wearing that purple thing!
9/20/10
 
Kurt the Knife says:
Man, what's with the hate-fest?
Simple, quality garments, well tailored. I don't wear this kinda thing on the track but I think most could appreciate the skills necessary to tailor the most simple,functional sport-attire from very comfortable and serviceable raw stock.
I believe if most of you detractors had this type of stuff tailored to your form and played a round, you would understand the skill it takes to produce functional and durable garments for a TIGHTLY specific physical and environmental demographic.
grr.
spoken as an art school student daddy.
9/21/10
 
c5agalb says:
When the bidding on ebay begin?
9/21/10
 
birdieXris says:
@Kurt - I think the hate comes from the way it's draped on the mannequin. I think that's where MINE comes from anyway> it looks awful, and in my mind (and in my experience) things tend to look their BEST on dressing mannequins. Maybe these will carry a different appearance when they're actually on a human being, with proper human proportions and lines. I don't HATE the colors, but the red crest is jumping out at me like a pimple in the middle of someone's forehead.
9/21/10
 
666 Iron says:
Are they serving tea and crumpits?
9/21/10
 
mjaber says:
They should have paid tribute to Payne Stewart and rocked knickers. They'd still look silly, but at least it would be for a good reason.
9/21/10
 
Banker85 says:
i blame ryan moore.
9/21/10
 
Swingem says:
@Banker- Amen. I really want to like the guy, but he just looks ______ in those outfits,(choose your own adjective).
9/21/10
 
wrhall02 says:
That's the problem with uniforms, some players will be able to pull off the look...but it leaves others looking very goofy and uncomfortable. They look a bit better than when Hal was cappy.

I wonder if feeling dorky might affect their game? If a pro feels he looks dorky, will he play his best golf?
I know these guys are top caliber pro golfers and it's hard to draw comparisons...but a few years ago during a inter-club Tourney, our team outfit made us all feel dorky and we stunk up the course with bad play placing dead last. In the years following, we had decent uniforms and played much better.

At least for me, feeling comfy on the course seems leads to decent golf scores.
9/21/10
 
wrhall02 says:
@banker & @swingem

Yeah, Ryan Moore's selection is golf attire is a bit _____________ !!!

I read somewhere that Ryan is the only current PGA pro that doesn't have a clothing deal. If true, I admire his gumption but dn't like his taste. I know the clothing endorsements are very lucrative.
9/21/10
 
mmontisano says:
i think the Ryder Cup uniforms and Ryan Moore's choice in attire are just fine. all classic Ralph Lauren-esqe. very nice. i'm just surprised there isn't more of a red, white and blue theme to them.


and i can't believe those comments actually came from Kurt the Knife.
9/21/10
 
falcon50driver says:
I think it was sarcasm.
9/26/10
 
FatGuyGolf says:
Jezus, didn't Judge Smails wear that exact outfit at Bushwood?!
9/26/10
 
Shane1 says:
Actually, the other outfits except for the gay fuchsia one for Saturday don't look that terrible....exceedingly elitist, but stylish. After this Ryder Cup however, wives of the Team's Captain should be forbidden from doing ANY design work unless their last names end with Lauren, Hilfiger, Klein, etc.... Although, it'll be funny to watch Tiger dress up like Urkel....
9/27/10
 
Shane1 says:
Of course, too bad Boo Weekley isn't on the Ryder Cup...would LOVE to see him wear this crap....along with his long sleeved camo undershirt....
9/27/10
 
cavanaju says:
Even John Daly could have done a better job than this year's designer. Well, maybe not, but the USA team looks almost as ridiculous. Lavender? We are RED, WHITE & BLUE, for pete's sake! Ralph Lauren did a great job for our Olympic team. Wish we could have had him design for our USA Ryder guys!!! I agree with perhaps having them don knickers ala Payne Stewart, who truly WAS a classic, along with presenting a memorial tribute to him by doing so. Now, our team better hold on and WIN this most entertaining tournament, in spite of such a minor thing as what they are wearing!
10/2/10
 
Pinery Mike says:
Ok, cool experiment letting Stevie Wonder pick out the gear but let's go back to a sighted person next time.
10/3/10
 
golfray says:
Definition of "Endless Love". Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles playing tennis.
10/4/10
 
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