Ryder Cup Player Rainsuits Great, Unless It Rains

The only thing worse than playing a round of golf in Wales in October is playing a round of golf in Wales in October wearing a rainsuit that isn’t actually rain-proof.

Ryder Cup Rainsuits Not Rain Proof

(Golf writer Jason Sobel is on the scene)

The past 48 hours American players have found that out in Wales as the Celtic Manor track has been and continues to be, predictably, deluged during play - with U.S. players themselves waterlogged despite being furnished four pairs of custom raingear.

Lisa Pavin Rain Suit Gaffe

Corey Pavin’s wife Lisa was responsible for outfitting the players and to her credit did a spiffy job on the form of the rainsuits - just not the function. (Apparently she had other apparel, or lack thereof, on her mind at the time.

Lisa Pavin Magazine Cover

The suits proved so ineffective that players had to be provided new gear straight from the Celtic Manor merchandise tent. Replete with the Euro team’s Ryder Cup logo and at a cost of $6,552.00.

While the U.S. media has been careful not to blame Lisa for her gaffe, you can guarantee that the tabloids will have a field day with her unfortunate misjudgement.

Tiger Woods


Not to worry Lisa, 99% of Americans don’t mind seeing millionaire golfers shiver out in the rain for two days. In fact, if I had to choose proper rainsuits for the players or Lisa’s sexy mag cover photo, I don’t think I’m alone in selecting the latter.