What will the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup Team be wearing during each day of the three-day competition at Gleneagles later this month? Here's a handy guide to help you.
All of the uniforms were designed by Ralph Lauren, the official partner and outfitter for the PGA of America.
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Morning foursome and afternoon four-ball matches will kick off the event on Friday, Sept. 26, and Team USA will be wearing white polos with blue pinstriped pants.
Saturday, Sept. 27, promises another full day of morning foursome and afternoon four-ball matches, and the U.S. squad will be outfitted in blue polos with green and blue plaid patterned pants.
The final day of the competition, Sunday, Sept. 28, features 12 singles matches. And the U.S. Team will be wearing its most patriotic uniform -- red, white and blue striped polo with bright red trousers.
The PGA Tour is at Cherry Hills Country Club just outside Denver this week for the BMW Championship -- the third leg of the PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedExCup.
Cherry Hills is a special place, having hosted five major championships, including the epic 1960 U.S. Open, where Arnold Palmer erased a seven-stroke deficit in the final round to win his only U.S. Open title.
There should be a litte less pressure for a lot of U.S. and European players now that both Ryder Cup teams have been finalized. Now the focus is on finishing in the top 30 of the FedExCup standings at week's end to lock up a spot in the Tour Championship.
Here are five players you'll want to keep an eye on.
5. Geoff Ogilvy
Best finish in 2013-14 season: Won the Barracuda Championship
Reason to watch: Up until the beginning of August, it had been a rough couple of years on the golf course for the 2006 U.S. Open winner. His luck changed at the Barracuda Championship, where Ogilvy bagged his first PGA Tour win since the 2010 SBS Championship. The win helped Ogilvy get into the PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedExCup. He missed the cut at the Barclays and then entered the Deutsche Bank Championship at No. 100 in the standings -- the final spot. Ogilvy made the most of his opportunity, finishing in a tie for second at TPC Boston to catapult 76 spots up the FedExCup standings to No. 24. So, after barely making it into the Deutsche Bank Championship, Ogilvy is in a position this week to earn a spot in the Tour Championship. That's quite a turnaround.
4. Rickie Fowler
Best finish in 2013-14 season: T2 at the U.S. Open and Open Championship
Reason to watch: Fowler has done everything but win this season. Did you know that his T23 at last week's Deutsche Bank Championship was actually Fowler's worst finish on the PGA Tour in his last seven starts dating back to the beginning of June? That's some spectacular golf. It's only a matter of time before he finally pulls through. Why not this week?
3. Sergio Garcia
Best finish in 2013-14 season: Second at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Reason to watch: In 14 starts this season, Garcia has finished in the top 10 eight times. Five of those resulted in top-3 finishes. He's been knocking on the door a lot this season -- it's time to kick it in. He should be refreshed after taking last week off. He had a stretch of three consecutive tournaments -- the Travelers, Open Championship and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational -- where he finished no worse than a tie for second. Garcia is typically at his best when it comes time for the Ryder Cup and the Ryder Cup is right around the corner.
2. Rory McIlroy
Best finish in 2013-14 season: Won the Open Championship, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship
Reason to watch: You know it's been a pretty good season when two consecutive "down" weeks result in a T22 at the Barclays and a T5 at the Deutsche Bank Championship. That's just how good McIlroy has been. Last week at TPC Boston, he noted that fatigue had set in a bit. That might not bode well for him this week, seeing as he's had one less day to prepare with the Monday-finish at TPC Boston. Then again, he is Rory McIlroy. From what we've seen lately, the sky is the limit.
1. Jason Day
Best finish in 2013-14 season: Won the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
Reason to watch: Despite fighting injuries, it's been a remarkable season for Day. His last three starts look like this: T15 at the PGA Championship, T2 at the Barclays and T7 at the Deutsche Bank Championship. I'm riding the hot hand in Colorado.
The immediacy of social media, particularly when it comes to some of golf's biggest stars, was never more evident than on Tuesday, when both Ryder Cup squads put the finishing touches on the teams that will face off at Gleneagles later this month.
While U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson was announcing his three captain's picks, Keegan Bradley was busy getting himself, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson together for a quick selfie:
— Keegan Bradley (@Keegan_Bradley) September 2, 2014
It didn't take long for many of their teammates -- and some of the players who missed making the team -- to chime in on Twitter:
— Rickie Fowler (@RickieFowlerPGA) September 2, 2014
— J.B. Holmes (@JBHolmesgolf) September 3, 2014
— Brandt Snedeker (@BrandtSnedeker) September 3, 2014
Finally teams are set! It's almost Ryder Cup time. #TeamUSA
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) September 3, 2014
— Chris Kirk (@Chris_Kirk_) September 3, 2014
A similar situation was unfolding earlier in the day after Team Europe's 12-player squad was finalized, from both those who made the team and those who didn't:
Thanks for all the congrats on making the 2014 Ryder Cup team. The hard work continues and I will be more than ready to go as will the Team.
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) September 2, 2014
— Mikko Ilonen (@MikkoIlonen) September 2, 2014
— Jesper Parnevik (@JesperParnevik) September 2, 2014
Thanks for all the lovely messages, obviously gutted to not have made the team, but wish all the lads the very best #GoEurope
— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) September 2, 2014
— Francesco Molinari (@F_Molinari) September 3, 2014
Imagine 80 years ago, when the British Ryder Cup team arrived for the first match by steamship! Technology has certainly changed the way we travel and communicate.
In celebration of the 40th Ryder Cup, four PGA of America officers will ring the opening bell Wednesday morning at the NASDAQ stock exchange in New York.
PGA of America Chief Executive Officer Pete Bevacqua, President Ted Bishop, Vice President Derek Sprague and Secretary Paul Levy are scheduled to participate.
PGA of America's officers are in New York, along with U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson, to announce the captain's picks for this year's event, to be held at Gleneagles in Scotland from Sept. 26-28. The announcement will be carried live on www.PGA.com and www. RyderCup.com, beginning at 7 p.m. ET.
According to the NASDAQ press release, "The Ryder Cup is one of the world's most popular sporting events and the pre-eminent international team event in golf. This year, the event will take place at Gleneagles in Scotland from Sept. 26-28, as America's best professional golfers take on Europe's premier players and attempt to reclaim the famed Ryder Cup from the strong European team."
Opening and closing bell ceremonies at the NASDAQ are carefully scripted down to the exact minute and "choreographed by a professional event planner," according to the NASDAQ site. It's not only broadcast live by most of the major cable financial networks, but also available as a streaming feed from the NASDAQ website.