NEWPORT, Wales -- Now that the U.S. Ryder Cup team has jettisoned its officially sanctioned team rain suits in favor of ProQuip gear purchased in the Merchandise Pavilion at Celtic Manor, it safely can be revealed that just about no one liked them.
American media members cringed not only at the sight of the names stitched on each player's back (those darn individualists in what's supposed to be a team event), but also at the fact that just about anyone even loosely associated with the team was wearing one -- including PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem.
Players, meanwhile, weren't all that wild about the look and style. Frankly, they resembled basketball warm-up sweats. Quipped one of the dozen American players, "We look like we should be doing lay-up drills."
-- Dave Shedloski