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So Much For Tiger Blending In As A Member Of The Team...

Thanks to reader Mel for this BBC gallery of Getty images, including Tiger's decidedly more minimalist and individualistic rain gear.

Maybe the Captainness didn't anticipate his selection and therefore did not order up one of the tacky name-encrusted versions?

Something for Captain Pavin's presser I'd say. Beats asking him about the weather.

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Not really to hard to pick him out.... now is it ! Don't believe he needs his name on the back for you to realize who he is. And it's not because his face has been plastered all over the media.
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterFarouck
Thats funny. Having the names on the back is kind of goofy anyway. I like the Tiger / Penn State look better
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Sullivan
This has got to be a joke. Photoshop has to be involved?
Hopefully somebody has the nerve to ask Mr and Mrs Captain how this could happen.
All for one and one for all right?
or is it just as we had suspected all along, there is the team and this other guy Eldrick
09.29.2010 | Unregistered Commenteral p
Fowler's bucket hat makes him stand out from all other angles.
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrian
They look like clowns
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJL
A name is not required when you have a title: * 'Eldrick of Windermere'

* copyright KLG
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterOld Hornet
Maybe Tiger had to draw the line on tackiness????? The rainsuits remind me of a 70s football team. Just dreadful.

Is Fowler's bucket hat made to fit the hair???
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJim
Legendary quote: The name on the front is more important than the name on the back.
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterSmitty
Fugly. Anyone wanna bet that Tiger spent an hour with his cuticle nippers on the stitches around his name? Glad to see they are still using the American flag as a prop, too. /s Last time the idjits in charge of the telecast used it as a freakin' tablecloth. Abject Lefty that I am, it still galls the Boy Scout and patriot in me when the flag is abused like this. It is NOT a patch (except on military uniforms), label, pin, bumper sticker, or pattern for a piece of clothing. Period. That is all.
I would LOVE to have one of those for Halloween.
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
those things look like warm ups for a 1950's Indiana high school basketball team.
Like school on a snow day
09.29.2010 | Unregistered Commenterrose
Looks like the Boston Red Sox font too.
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterCharles Boyer
Those rain suits are heinous.
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJZ
Maybe they got the size wrong on his and he just grabbed an extra? But if not, as Jim suggests above shouldn't Tiger br complimented for drawing the line on tackiness?!
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterBar Fedora
haha, Darth Fowler!
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterStyles
There really is a fine line between what someone thinks is fashionable and the bin contents at your local Goodwill station.
09.29.2010 | Unregistered Commenterjust me
4 golfers; 1 caddie - so 3 have gone missing already... which flight were they on?
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim in Hoylake
Do you think that TW is not wearing his name for security reasons? I am not making the case, but I could envision someone inside the Ryder Cup security organization making the case that for security reasons his name should not be displayed.

*Maybe Tiger had to draw the line on tackiness????? *

Good one, Jim. LMFAO


Darth....CLOSE! chreck the link.
09.29.2010 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Tim in Hoylake, I am seriously jealous. Hoylake is one of my fav courses and I have had several good times on your course and at your club. That is one golf course I could play the rest of my life and feel very fortunate.
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJim
I got my name painted on my shirt
I ain't no ordinary dude-
I don't have to work,
I don't have to work.

Waylon Jennings.
09.29.2010 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Ok, I promise I'll stop.

They look lke they are going to feed the elephants at the circus, or change the props in the middle ring.

The unis DO look better from the front, but they have USA on both sleeves, just to be clear which team these guys are on.

As to the interesting security point, TW stands out from the rest of the team for a variety of reasons: the lack of name adds to the identity one would think....'he's the one without the name'.
09.29.2010 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
$100 says bum way tiger rocks the boat on the rain suit after wearing the dougie howser sweater yesterday.

what happenes to all this sutff after? do we really think the players haul it all home?
09.29.2010 | Unregistered Commentersmails
"They look like they are going to feed the elephants at the circus, or change the props in the middle ring." CLASSIC!!!!
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJim
@Smitty, not in golf it isn't. The name on the back is the only the name that matters.
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe O
Nike recenty bought the rights to times new roman and stylus bt.
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterHW
Smails I thought the same thing about the wrong size. Simply another reason for people to make a fuss about nothing surrounding the RC.
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterOWGR Fan
U.S. uniform designer is 5 down with six to play.
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeff Smith
Who gives a %%$#?
09.29.2010 | Unregistered Commentertlavin
Wrong size? With the Captainess in charge? Not hardly. As for security, who watching this at Celtic Manor or on TV cannot recognize Tiger Woods at 500 yards? Mrs. Crenshaw's shirts are starting to look better and better.
Note added in proof:
@tlavin: If we had not been bombarded with this crap for weeks, you would have a very good point. It wasn't a Shackelfordian who posed wearing apparently nothing from the waist up but a French or Russian flag. Now, if you are saying that we shouldn't be paying any attention whatsoever to the RC, I have no good response to that one. You got us all, there.

Who, indeed, cares about the Ryder Cup, especially if the major storylines are 100% snark? As for the Captainess, she brought it on herself, that's for sure.
09.29.2010 | Unregistered Commentertlavin
Holy cow...are you guys really making snide comments about men's clothing? Are we getting ready for the Ryder Cup or the Solheim Cup?
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLip Out
The original Woods rain jacket had "SHEHATEME" on the back. Commissioner Finchem, carefully weighing the brand-monetization-potential versus the inevitable comparison to the World Football League, overruled it.
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterChuck
So far all the clothes have been awful, really awful. Those blazers on the flight, ugh. The rainsuits, ugh. The choice of font on the rainsuits, ick. The sweaters with the Ryder Cup, ugh.

What Ky said about the flag.

Even the lapel pins are outsized, unsubtle monstrosities.

All this stuff winds up on Rehoboth Avenue for $5 a piece next summer, and will be unsellable at that price.
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterF. X. Flinn
Seriously off topic but I am curious when did all photo images start getting credit to Getty? What is the story behind this and who, what, why Getty?
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Blake Moran
Oh, come on Ky, nothing will ever be as bad as Brookline. Those shirts were offensive to all people with vision.
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe O
Kelly, Sort of like AP in a way.

To me, they look like the flight crew on a tarmac at the airport--any airport in Great Britain. Either that, or maybe a NASCAR pit crew...
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTommy Naccarato

"U.S. captain Corey Pavin said it would violate the spirit of the matches for him and European captain Colin Montgomerie to arrange Woods and McIlroy to face each other in singles."

Screw that - it might be the only thing worth watching.....
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterRickABQ
"Pit crew" nailed it.
09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoey P.

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