The Presidents Cup kicks off today at Royal Melbourne and we are here to break down the game and the style (get it?). Unfortunately, the Presidents Cup will never be the Ryder Cup—there’s no sense of history and it’s difficult to get on side with an international team of guys from every corner of the globe—but it still gives golf fans an excuse to watch some of the world’s very best do battle in a fantastic format.
As Greg Norman is captaining the International Team, lets just say he had the inside track on getting the clothing sponsor. The Shark designs were released on his website and give us a quick look at what the Internationals will be donning (see above). Norman was once part of golf’s fashion elite (see yesterday’s post) but these uniforms are dated, especially the Friday outfit which seems to have time traveled here from 1993 when Norman was on top of the world. Boring khaki pants with a light blue argyle shirt and the overused white belt, and wait for it, please no, not white and black saddle shoes! The Sunday outfit shows a bit of promise, but only when worn with the vest.
Peter Millar has been selected to provide the U.S team apparel, but the designs have yet to be released. Hopefully, they go in a slightly different direction than they did in 1994 (see below).
Fearless Prediction: The International team puts up an inspired performance and pulls out its second victory of the event, riding the inspired play of the five Aussies on the team and a boisterous Australian crowd.