In classy blue
three-button suits the U.S. players are clear winners on style points, but as a
subtext for the match the outfits offer a bit of ominous foreshadowing: The
Americans look as if they're running for Congress, while the Europeans appear
ready to go clubbing in South Beach.
At the closing
ceremonies the Yanks, appropriately dressed for dinner at the member-guest,
once again take the sartorial honors, while the Euros--with their coral-colored
sport coats, mock turtlenecks and moussed hair with blond highlights--call to
mind a reunion of an '80s alt-synth rock band. Moral of the story: When you
deal out an 18 1/2 - 9 1/2 thrashing, you can wear whatever you damn well
Adam Rapoport is
the style editor at GQ magazine.
MEANWHILE, AT THE
Tour rookie Eric
Axley won for the first time, by shooting a 15-under 265 at La Cantera Golf
Club in San Antonio. Axley, a 32-year-old lefty from Knoxville, Tenn., hadn't
had a top 20 finish in 23 previous starts this year and was 183rd on the money
Chris Riley, fall
guy of the 2004 Ryder Cup, tied for fifth and said he was glad to be in San
Antonio rather than in Straffan, Ireland. "I'm not sad or bitter," he
said. "I really don't feel like I had to prove myself there again."
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has won eight money titles. Woods has won six.