What To Wear To The Ryder Cup? [Top Picks]

Golf tournaments don’t get much bigger and better than the Ryder Cup. When the European team tee it up at their home Ryder Cup in Italy, they’ll be hoping to forget an awful showing in 2021 at Whistling Straits.

If you’re heading to the Ryder Cup this year, you might be wondering what’s best to wear. Whether you’re there for the whole week (I’m very jealous) or you’ve got a day ticket, we’ll take a look at what you should be wearing to watch one of the best events in sport.

What To Wear To The Ryder Cup?

What To Wear To The Ryder Cup?

What To Wear To The Ryder Cup?

When it comes to an outfit for the 2023 Ryder Cup, it’s always a good idea to pick something comfortable to wear. Of course, you want to look good, but when you’re walking around a golf course all day, you need to feel comfortable.

The great thing about the Ryder Cup and most professional golf tournaments is the fact that even if you’re not a golfer, you’re very welcome to enjoy watching the best players in the world compete.

An outfit could mean what you’d normally wear for a round of golf like a golf shirt and shorts. It could just mean something that fits well and is fairly smart.

Now, unlike other events on the PGA Tour or DP World Tour, you’re probably going to the Ryder Cup supporting a certain team. This could be Team Europe or Team USA.

If you wish, you might decide to show your support for the team via your outfit. This could be a Team Europe hat or it could mean a whole USA outfit from head to toe.

If you really want to make a statement, you could always try some fancy dress and help stand out from the crowd. Unlike tournaments such as the US Open or Masters, it’s totally fine to turn up in a fancy dress outfit. You might even manage to get on TV.

One thing that is a must, is shoes that fit and are comfortable to walk in. A day at the Ryder Cup is a full day on your feet. This can begin to take its toll on your body and your feet, so choose something that can accommodate this. Think trainers or running shoes.

Some golf fans choose to go with golf shoes for watching the Ryder Cup. If they’re comfy and you like to wear them, I don’t see why you shouldn’t wear them to watch the Ryder Cup. However, I always think, you don’t turn up to the football in your boots…

Finally, if you’re heading to the Ryder Cup, be sure to check the weather beforehand. You’d like to think that Rome in September should be fairly warm and dry, but never take the chance.

A new waterproof in the Ryder Cup shop will probably make your eyes water when you see the price, so pack a waterproof and throw it in your bag if needs be.

If it looks like a week of sunshine, make sure to pack your sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.

Ryder Cup Outfits

If you’re looking at wearing a little more than a casual tee shirt or golf attire, here’s a few Ryder Cup outfits which will help you stand out and show your support for your team:

European Ryder Cup Outfits

USA Ryder Cup Outfits

Final Thoughts

There’s nothing like a trip to the Ryder Cup. From the first tee shot on Friday morning to following the last group on the final day, a Ryder Cup experience is like no other, so find an outfit to match.


Is there a dress code at the Ryder Cup?

No, there’s no dress code for the Ryder Cup in Italy, however, it’s a good idea to wear something which is comfortable and smart. Alternatively, you can wear something which shows support for your team.

Can you wear jeans to Ryder Cup?

Yes, you can wear jeans at the Ryder Cup as there isn’t really a dress code to follow.

Ed Welton

Founder, Editor

Ed is the founder and editor at EEE Golf. He’s been playing golf for over 20 years, competing in many top amateur events. He’s played courses all over the world and played with some of the best players in the game. His aim is to help educate people about the game of golf and give insights into the sport he loves most.

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