Golf is set to make a (somewhat) triumphant return to the Olympics, and Adidas Golf is outfitting members of Team USA in their pursuit of gold in Rio.
If Ryder Cups and Presidents Cups have taught us anything, it is that golf uniforms are tricky things. Designers will never make everyone happy. Not patriotic enough, too loud, too boring, too classic, too preppy, and too athletic are the frequent complaints.
That being said, I really like the script that Adidas has put together for the team. The kits are athletic, tastefully patriotic, and feature three of the biggest trends to hit the fairways in 2016 – graphical prints, tonal stripes, and color blocking. With the exception of the final round ensemble with the flag motif on the front of the polo, which feels a bit contrived, the guys will tee it up in a range of clean and sporty looks.
My bigger concern is how they will wear the unis. Rickie Fowler will be on point, but Bubba Watson always wears his shirts at least one size too big, Patrick Reed has the baggiest trousers in the game, and while Matt Kuchar has made positive strides in the style department, he’s no Billy Horschel.
For a complete day-by-day breakdown of the Team USA uniforms, check out my Style Insider article on PGATour.com.
Also, retail versions of the uniforms are available for purchase at the Adidas Golf website and many green grass shops across the country.