Now for Peter Millar’s big We’ve Arrived moment: execs from the nine-year-old line, based in North Carolina, say they've been asked to dress the 2010 U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Captain Corey Pavin reportedly selected Peter Millar’s creative director, Chris Knott, and his design staff, to create Team USA’s signature look for the event, Oct. 1-3 at The Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales. The team has not yet been named, but those scoring high in the points needed to get them on the team include Lucas Glover, Stewart Cink, Tiger Woods, Ben Crane, Phil Mickelson and Ryan Palmer.
Peter Millar is known playing vibrant color off very traditional men's wear patterns (those they dress on PGA Tour include Steve Stricker, Aaron Oberholser and Troy Matteson). They’re also known for their huge line of cashmere sweaters. Knott is one of those Southern Gentleman who never appears in public without every stitch in place … and a pocket square to match! We’d love to see some luxe layers on Team USA set against the Welsh landscape.
What a huge honor and everyone we know at Peter Millar was so excited when we spoke with them last week at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando.
Team USA will wear, we hear, Hickey Freeman tailored clothing to Ryder Cup formal engagements. Nike Golf, Fairway & Greene and Polo Golf are among the brands who’ve dressed previous Ryder Cup teams. Peter Millar hasn’t made its way into the Ryder Cup merchandise, yet, but some shirts and caps for the event are already on sale at http://www.shoppga.com/event.asp?evn=2010+Ryder+Cup