Outfitting an entire team of golfers for an international event can be tricky. Not knowing who will make the 2018 Ryder Cup Team and what silhouettes to cater to makes things even more difficult. Willing to accept the challenge for the USA Ryder Cup uniforms, Ralph Lauren curated a patriotic and classic collection that will look good on every player. The U.S. team will show up to Le Golf National wearing white pants for the first days of the competition, Friday and Sunday. The Saturday look includes a high-fashion pinstripe pant that will be a must-see. As always, unpredictable forecasts make layering a necessity. The designers at Ralph Lauren made sure to create thoughtful pieces that not just match but enhance each look. Each item in the Ralph Lauren Ryder Cup Team Collection is versatile, stylish and performance-ready. Check out what the team will be wearing in Paris and where to buy each piece.
The team will start the week off in stripes and this Ralph Lauren Ryder Cup Team Collection golf shirt has pulled out all the patriotic stops. It’s got the Ryder Cup logo in front, an American flag on the sleeve, “USA” printed on the collar and a contrasting red packet. As if that wasn’t enough, there is a rubber printed message on the collar stand so that if any of the team members lift their collar the message “United We Stand” will be visible below the striped tipping border. The details truly hit this top home and are able to shine when paired with simple white pants. If the temperatures drop, the players have a simple Micro Fleece Vest to wear that will not detract from the busy golf shirt. The navy vest is adorned with red zippers that strategically pop in the outfit.
The pinstripe pants on Saturday are sure to be a hot topic of discussion. Justin Thomas has worn the pattern before and Phil Mickelson is no stranger to corporate-inspired golf attire, but it will be a new look for players like Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson, who usually have a more athletic style. While pinstripes might seem like a very Wall Street look, don’t forget that the design has been around the sports world for years via baseball uniforms. Whether these stripes are inspired by the national pastime, meant to send a message that the U.S. team means business or just were put in play to act as a stylish distraction, we’re excited to see the trousers on Day 2.
When working with patterned pants, it’s always smart to keep pairing simple. The white lightweight stretch pique golf shirt with a navy collar and placket is a perfect match for these pants. The accents match the base color of the bottoms for a thoughtful head-to-toe look.
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At first glance, Team USA’s Sunday outfit looks the simplest—a classic navy golf shirt over white pants. It’s a clean look that is always in style, but this is the Ryder Cup so it needs a little extra excitement. Upon closer inspection, the shirt features debossed stars in a thick stripe arrangement. The stars give the shirt a slightly reflective touch, while the red inner-placket brightens it up. Like the Day 1 shirt, it has “United We Stand” underneath the ribbed collar at the back of the neck and signature buttons on the three-button packet.
The Technical Jersey Pullover has that same plain-until-you-look-closer effect with a subtle navy camo pattern. The cool part about this pattern is that the camo is modeled after elements of the golf course to look unlike any jacket you have in your closet.