Throwback uniforms are all the rage in sports, and golf isn't immune. This weekend's Ryder Cup outfits for the American squad feature "classic" golf looks, including purple cashmere sweaters and gray striped trousers, quarter-zip sweaters and red, white and blue belts.
But Friday's deluge forced the Americans into their rain gear, which unfortunately has them looking like a prison work detail, or maybe like orderlies at a hospital. The kicker is that apparently the rainwear absorbs too much water, according to the Guardian's web site earlier this morning, and PGA of America officials bought new gear for the players at a merchandise tent.
Golf Digest has a gallery of what the Americans will be wearing this weekend. Check it out here.
UPDATE, 8:39 a.m.: Just found the Facebook page for the Sun Mountain company, supplier of the original rain suits that have now been replaced.
Best status update so far: "Check out this photo from a Ryder Cup practice round. Thatís a fine looking USA jacket. Weather will most likely be a factor at this yearís event. May the team with the best outerwear win."
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