U.S. Ryder Cup team moves on after rainsuits fail in Welsh rain
Probably not a good day to own stock in Sun Mountain Sports, a Missoula, Mont., golf gear company. Their rainsuits failed so spectacularly that the United States Ryder Cup team had to go buy stuff...without their names on the back (shudder) as a deluge delayed Ryder Cup play in Wales and soaked the U.S. team.
"[The raingear] didn't perform the way we would have liked it to perform," U.S. captain Corey Pavin said, "so we've remedied that. ...We just went out and bought the raingear, just like everybody else here who just ran out and picked up some stuff."
When he was appointed captain, Pavin said his wife would help select the team uniforms. "Lisa has an unlimited budget with clothing at home, so I just want to give you guys a fair warning right now about the clothing," Pavin said.
Sun Mountain issued a statement Friday afternoon:
"Sun Mountain has been designing and selling outerwear for more than two decades. We have provided rainwear to 3,000 plus PGA of America Professionals and over 150 tour players, and supplied outerwear to numerous U.S. teams, including the Walker Cup and the 2000 and 2009 Presidents Cup teams. Sun Mountain has staff on the ground at the Ryder Cup working in conjunction with the PGA of America on this issue."
| October 1, 2010; 11:42 AM ET
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