U.S. team buys new, waterproof rain suits
NEWPORT, Wales – Let me get this straight: The U.S. Ryder Cup team came to Wales in October with rain suits that aren’t waterproof?
And then it had to buy new suits in the merchandise tent during a weather delay the first morning of competition?
Given this bizarre development, this logistical quadruple bogey, are the chances of the U.S. winning the Ryder Cup all wet?
I’ve been to thousands of sporting events. I’ve heard plenty of people yell, “Kill the umpire!” But never before have I heard anyone scream, “Fire the equipment manager!”
So, the U.S. team coming to the Ryder Cup with defective rain suits, best I can tell, is the worst equipment snafu in sports since Seinfeld’s George Costanza convinced the Yankees to switch to cotton uniforms that shrunk and left the players running like penguins.