The American Ryder Cup team unveiled its 2023 uniforms from Ralph Lauren on Wednesday. They love to channel the American spirit and that was the inspiration for the 44th edition of the event.
Ralph Lauren went with its usual patriotic with red, white and blue variations. It will outfit all the players, caddies, captains, spouses and partners. Both captain Zach Johnson and vice captain Davis Love III have both been golf ambassadors for the brand for a long time. Love III has held an endorsement deal with the brand for three decades.
The options look very similar to previous Ryder Cups, but nonetheless they are classic outfit choices.
Stripes are the choice for Ralph Lauren. They are very traditional patterns, which is what the brand is all about.
Red, white and blue are the colors of the American flag, so it makes sence why Ralph Lauren goes that route.
However, golf fans were less than thrilled with the release. Once people started to see them, the more they destroyed the design. Despite being three colors that a lot of people gravitate towards many thought these were a big ‘L’ for the American team.
With all of the great golf brands and styles out there, this is a big L
— Cal Brooks (@cal_parker328) August 16, 2023
Traditional is the classic Ralph Lauren style, and it makes for a cohesive design across the board. The 2021 Ryder Cup uniforms at Whistling Straits were the same color combination and styled much like the ones they unveiled on Wednesday.
These are basically the same exact shirts as 2021 lmao
— Bishop (@DawgsGolfSpurs) August 16, 2023
Cheapest item is a $69 white tee. Typical golf – only for the elite with money to burn.
It would be nice if they made some gear that average people can afford.
— Rybo (NBA Dad) Ruddick (@RyanJRudd) August 16, 2023
Nice for team USA to save money by getting their shirts from the clearance rack at Kohl’s in 2003.
— Darren (@DarrenStout1) August 16, 2023
Maybe an old man take, but can we please retire the RL sponsorships? I understand tradition and formality given the event. However, RL is irrelevant is in the game and people want something new and creative. @petermillar @rhoback
— Jordan Hansen (@KidJordyyy) August 16, 2023
Peter Millar could be a great choice. Rho Back is another strong choice, but not everyone likes those bright patterns. But Ralph Lauren is an American staple.
Ralph Lauren’s classic choices make it easier for the entire team to look cohesive. No one is too flashy, they look like a team. It’s clear not many like the attire, but it’s the one that will sell out to the masses because anyone and everyone can wear them.
Golf is one of the few sports where men’s fashion has a place. Playing Through’s Fit Check for major events breaks down the best dressed. We can appreciate a clean look, and despite the unpopular sentiment, these fit the mold of a Ryder Cup.
Savannah Leigh Richardson is a golf staff writer for SB Nation’s Playing Through. You can follow her on Twitter @SportsGirlSL and on Instagram @savannah_leigh_sports for more golf coverage. Be sure to check out @_PlayingThrough too.