fbpx

We sometimes use affiliate links to products and services on retailer sites for which we can receive compensation if you click on those links or make purchases through them.

 

Brookline 1999

The worst Team USA Ryder Cup outfits

The USA Ryder Cup teams have had more than their fair share of fashion disasters. Here are some of Mark Townsend's favourites – in the loosest sense of the word
 

Let’s be honest the Ryder Cup wouldn’t be the Ryder Cup without our American friends turning up in a collection of horrific ensembles.

We through some of the absolute best – or worst, depending on which way you want to look at it – over recent years as well as an absolute pearler from 1983 which is well worth the wait…

Knitmare

Ryder Cup Players

You’re playing against the coolest golfer to walk the planet, in his favourite competition, on his turf, and you’ve been sent out with a giant Ryder Cup across your chest. And also one on your very bad roll-neck jumpers.

You do wonder what the thinking is and if any other sport would entertain having an image of what you’re playing for on a dreary bit of knitwear.

To his great credit, Jim Gallagher Jr overcame all the odds – and his poor get-up – to beat Seve 3&2 as the US retained the trophy at The Belfry in 1993.

It remains the last time they won overseas.

Floral failure

1995 Ryder Cup

There is lots to ponder from this pic from Oak Hill in 1995 – namely the gloveless left hand, the size of the clubhead, and the shape of the hat – but the over-riding mental image is of the shirt.

It might only be a practice day but Corey Pavin and the rest of his team took to the fairways in a pair of curtains. If anything screams American golf it is a weird floral design on some sort of fawn shirt.

Is it Boxing Day already?

Brad Faxon

Another stinker overseen by Captain Wadkins in ’95.

There are few people on this planet who like knitwear and the colour grey and often put together but this is a poor outfit.

If your Uncle Geoffrey turned up on Christmas Day looking like this you’d be a bit disappointed in him.

Head over to the next page for more stinkers from the USA Ryder Cup teams…

Pages: 1 2 3

Mark Townsend

Been watching and playing golf since the early 80s and generally still stuck in this period. Huge fan of all things Robert Rock, less so white belts. Handicap of 8, fragile mind and short game

Latest Posts

Accessories

Titleist Players 4 Stand Bag Review

By

Read full article about Titleist Players 4 Stand Bag Review

Bags

Callaway Org 14 cart bag review

By

Read full article about Callaway Org 14 cart bag review

Shoes

“The best golf shoes I have ever tested” – Have you tried the shoe brand with links to one of England’s greatest ever cricketers?

By

Read full article about “The best golf shoes I have ever tested” – Have you tried the shoe brand with links to one of England’s greatest ever cricketers?

News

What’s New In The World Of Equipment?

Read full article about What’s New In The World Of Equipment?
Ecco LT1 Golf Shoe

Shoes

Ecco LT1 Golf Shoe Review 

By

Read full article about Ecco LT1 Golf Shoe Review 

Shoes

FootJoy Pro/SLX Carbon Golf Shoe Review

By

Read full article about FootJoy Pro/SLX Carbon Golf Shoe Review

News

First of its kind! Cobra unveil new 3D printed irons

By

Read full article about First of its kind! Cobra unveil new 3D printed irons

Shoes

Adidas Tour360 24 Golf Shoe Review

By

Read full article about Adidas Tour360 24 Golf Shoe Review

Bags

Sun Mountain H2NO Lite Stand Bag Review

By

Read full article about Sun Mountain H2NO Lite Stand Bag Review