The whole rain suit flap is a non-story, really, but because I had some fun at Sun Mountain’s expense, I thought it only fair that I print their apology.
Sun Mountain Sports is very sorry for the way our rain suits performed at the Ryder Cup.
We will apologize to Corey & Lisa Pavin and the U.S. team at our earliest opportunity, and hope they will accept our heartfelt apology for the stress this must have caused.
We are evaluating what happened. Our RainFlex, introduced in 2006, has been extensively and successfully used by over 150 tour players, the 2009 Presidents Cup team, the 2007 and 2009 Walker Cup teams and thousands of PGA professionals.
We believed, as Corey must have, that our RainFlex, built with quiet, stretchable, breathable fabric would be an advantage to the U.S. team. That it was not is a great disappointment. It just was not enough for the torrential rains at Celtic Manor.
Owner, Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
I actually have a Sun Mountain “Provisional” rain suit, as well as their bags and a cart. All good stuff. The rain suit thing is just unfortunate, and I’m sure Sun Mountain will do a thorough reevaluation.