The Presidents Cup gives both sets of teams the chance to show off their fashionable side, and down the years we’ve seen some fantastic tournament uniforms.
From the patriotic to the bizarre, Presidents Cup attire is always a big talking point, and 2015’s edition is no different.
Here, we break down what will be in the USA and the International players’ wardrobes throughout the weekend of action, including daily outfit picks.
Weird and wonderful outfits in the Presidents Cup have been enjoyed since the inaugural tournament, but 2015’s instalment sees a uniform first, as the general public have been able to vote for what they’d like the players to wear on the opening day.
Well, the votes are in, and the USA will be going with a patriotic red, white and blue getup for Thursday’s play—as revealed by Golf Channel's Morning Drive:
The Zero Restriction white polo and red pullover will be complemented by navy pants, while a navy and red striped belt add the finishing touch.
Friday sees the USA don a more conservative strip, with a red polo underneath a white pullover and grey pinstripe pants.
Navy then takes the top outfit billing, with a Baruffa Merino windsweater on top of a white polo. Funky-looking black and white pants with a blue crocodile belt complete the look.
On Sunday, USA will resort back to trusty red as they look to edge towards victory, donning a white and red striped polo under a grey vest.
The vest is matched by grey pants, and a tan belt also makes the grade. It’s in this outfit that the USA could be lifting the Presidents Cup once again, and it’s safe to say they have a very good chance of doing so.
The likes of Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Dustin Johnson come into the event in excellent form, and the latter said that he’s looking forward to getting started in South Korea:
Johnson and Co. may be helped along the way by their stylish new wardrobe, as the CEO of Summit Golf Brands (who own designers Zero Restriction) Chad Delp said that the apparel is perfect for all conditions—via the Presidents Cup’s official website: “As the premier outerwear brand, we are honored to present The Presidents Cup 2015 U.S. Team with the very best all-weather gear, allowing the players to perform their best in all elements.”
Still, the International team will have something to say about that, as they look to make outfits elementary at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club.
The underdogs will have a certain swagger of their own coming in to the 2015 trophy and will line up on Thursday wearing yellow and blue following the public vote—as Golf Channel Morning Drive revealed:
The colour combination is reminiscent of a European Ryder Cup outfit, with navy pants only adding to that theme.
After the opening day, the International team start to get a bit more creative with their uniforms.
Friday will see the likes of Jason Day, Branden Grace and Danny Lee tee off in a green and black polo with a grey sweater, while they’ll don a grey and turquoise number on Saturday.
A mint green and grey sweater on top of a white polo will bring the curtain down for the Internationals on the final day.
The team will need more than bright colours to put their American counterparts off over the weekend, yet spirits will still be high in the camp.
In the last Presidents Cup, the Internationals ran the USA extremely close under Nick Price’s guidance, and the Zimbabwean looks to have a much stronger armoury at his disposal this time around.
So, it's all set to be an explosive competition in South Korea. The players are in, the outfits are in; let's hope the golf can also measure up.