How America won the Ryder Cup – in the fashion stakes anyhow




Bit of a late one last night? So the best summer of sports ever continued with the amazing comeback by the European Ryder Cup team in Medinah. Inspired by quite words from the fella in that big clubhouse in the sky the European team staged the most amazing recovery to retain the Ryder Cup in the most dramatic of circumstances. Nothing, not Bradley’s TDF, Chelsea’s Champions League win or even the Mo-bot at The Olympics came close to this in terms of agonising tension and excitement.

Yet while Team Europe celebrated whacking the Americans in their back yard, they didn’t exactly do it in style. Sure wearing the Seve Ballesteros famous colours of navy and white on the last day proved to be both an inspiration and a smart fashion move, but what was going on with those jackets they wore to the winning ceremony? Presumably manufactured by Glenmuir they featured a startling naff grey check that were last seen sported by characters in bad 80s sitcoms.The navy trews did them no favours either.

I know we are all channeling the late 80s these days, but Glenmuir really seem to have picked the worst of that decade – and that is some achievement.

Previous to that the team had been wearing Glenmuir polo shirts in a range of rather tacky colours.

Compare this with the Americans who looked on the money in their Ralph Lauren gear from the practice day with the natty pin stripes through to the classy polo with the red twist they wore on their last day.

Davis Love iii might have presided over a losing team, but at least he did it in style.

Btw you can already get the Gleneagles 2014 look here courtesy of the same teams – Glenmuir and Ralph Lauren. You might also fancy this gear too.

 

Images: Press Association

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