If you’re an international team-competition gear aficionado, nothing beats the Solheim Cup. The extremes of visible patriotism Michelle Wie and others go to is a point of contention. This hasn’t always necessarily been the case on the men’s side at the Ryder and Presidents Cups, however. Nevertheless, we’ve seen a patriotic fashion uptick in recent years — maybe that’s due to the nature of social media — and it’s our job here at GolfWRX to document it. Here’s some of the best custom gear we saw this week at the Presidents Cup.

The FootJoy shoes many staffers are wearing would surely bring a joyful tear to Robert G. Heft’s eye

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Odyssey’s custom Presidents Cup (at Liberty National) blade putter cover, featuring Lady Liberty herself

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Each International player’s staff bag is embroidered with a cup for each Presidents Cup appearance… a hat trick for Oosty

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Playlist: “America the Beautiful” on repeat

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Team headcovers abound: The International squad’s also feature the flag of each player’s country.

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Presidents Cup tee markers are… Presidents Cups. Brilliant!  

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On Snapchat, no doubt. Typical millennial.

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That’s a nice piece of memorabilia there. But did Asst. Captain Tiger Woods sign it, though?

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While not Presidents Cup-specific, this is one of the all-time great mallet putter covers from Scotty Cameron on Adam Scott’s putter

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International belt game strong

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Similar to the International side, the U.S. team’s staff bags showcase an embroidered cup for each Presidents Cup appearance. Welcome to the big leagues, Chapp!

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Kuch adds to the stock of Prez Cup headcovers with a stars-and stripes-cover of his own from Seamus Golf

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This is the Presidents Cup, Phil! Here’s Mickelson’s Iliac alignment stick cover from the 2016 Ryder Cup. This year marks his 23rd consecutive year appearing in team competition (Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup), so I can’t blame him for getting mixed up.

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Still the best calves in the game: Kevin Kisner’s caddie, Duane Bock. Good enough for 1/2 point for the U.S. side owing to sheer intimidation. And some patriotic kicks to boot.

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5d9cedf08ed68c0f954a0baf6e3d89a9Wonder which team she’s rooting for? 

42dcf66249e13c778e356ef44ca28cc1Patrick Reed’s Toulon Garage putter cover. Top says: “Team Reed.” Special level of patriotism = special putter cover.

48cfa29b04b16a0f976cbfa16307059cRickie Fowler’s custom Pumas, and a golf ball that’s sitting in the best lie ever

417a2f81d5406d11f768de9a152870cdAll these red-and-white striped shirts, it’s like Where’s Waldo. Where’s Tiger? Found him!

94764b1ff94ebe62ccda3e43c8e378faAdam Hadwin’s International Team emblem-stamped Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind

b538af7c6ea78d1f9a557cf7cffb15f3Finally, it’s the official Presidents Cup… water bottle? They really thought of everything to customize, didn’t they?

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  1. It was determined during the 60’s, I believe by the Supreme Court, that the flag likeness can be worn as a shirt, pant, hat, etc.

    As far as the flag touching the ground, it is only a breach if it touches the ground in conflict (war), in this case it is burned. If it touches the ground in another manner, it is to be cleaned and put back into service. When it becomes unserviceable it is to be destroyed. Burning would be the best method, but shredding is acceptable.

    I for one do not condone wearing of the flag as pants or shirts. But, I don’t make the rules.

  2. Seriously people get a grip. I’m so tired of everyone thinking they know things when they don’t. American Flags as in manufactured to be a flag only are not to be worn or all that other crap you people are talking about. Manufacturing pants with an American flag pattern does not fall under flag code. Nothing dumber than people who hate the flag in the first place critiquing people on proper use of the flag.

  3. (d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker’s desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.

  4. The flag on shoes is making me cringe. Since when do we let Old Glory get dragged through the grass. He better be wiping them off at each tee box. Disrespectful and literally a Flag Code violation.

  5. All this time and money could have been spent asking Chi Chi Rodriguez’s family in Puerto Rico how they’re doing over there on behalf of the international team and spend all the US money fixing their own territory they don’t really care about any more because Cuba isn’t in a nuke crisis

  6. Wait – you mean to say that the US is beating the other team again in the Nobody Cares Cup again? For reals? Serious? Whoa what a surprise that the old hated presidents get the chance to pat themselves on the back yet again lol

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