When the Americans arrive at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., next month for the Ryder Cup, they’ll be sporting uniforms designed by Ralph Lauren.
As the official outfitter for the U.S. team, the company has naturally created a collection in a red, white and blue palette. The on-course uniform features stripes and colorblocking with patriotic logos and graphics in performance fabrics.
Ralph Lauren will also outfit Ryder Cup captain Davis Love 3rd, who was the guest of honor at an event at the Polo flagship in New York on Monday night to unveil the uniforms.
Love and the team, which consists of the top eight American players as well as four captain’s picks, will wear Lauren-designed uniforms at the opening ceremony and welcome dinner as well as on course.
As a further nod to their home country, the waistband on all competition pants will be printed with the saying: United We Stand. An American flag is etched on the reverse of the team belt buckle and a Stars-and-Stripes camo print appears on selected outerwear.
At the opening ceremony, the team will be dressed in navy doeskin blazers, spread-collar poplin shirts, customized club ties and charcoal trousers. Love will wear a gray, rope-stripe suit. For the welcome dinner, players will wear navy suits with matching solid ties and white poplin shirts and white pocket squares. Love will wear a charcoal suit with black tie and dress shoes.
The Ralph Lauren Ryder Cup collection of Polo Golf and RLX Golf apparel will be available for purchase on the Ralph Lauren and PGA web site as well as select golf clubs, resorts and retail stores. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the PGA of America’s 41 Sections to grow and teach the game of golf, and PGA Reach, a program that seeks to positively impact the lives of veterans, youth and diverse populations through the game of golf.