2011 U.S. Open – Ralph Lauren Style

The golf spotlight will soon turn to historic Congressional Country Club for the playing of the 111th US Open. To commemorate the tournament’s return to Congressional for the third time, Polo Ralph Lauren has introduced three very special US Open polo shirts. These 100% cotton polos, are designed for comfort in a relaxed, classic fit, and might just be the perfect Father’s Day gift.

Congressional first hosted the U.S. Open in 1964, when Ken Venturi battled heat exhaustion on the final day and posted a 2-under par winning total for the tournament, marking the end of the traditional 36-hole final round for the event. Some suggest the emergence of the game’s popularity on television by this time, and the lucrative opportunity to televise an 18-hole finish on Sunday had as much to do with the change as the USGA’s concern about the field’s ability to deal with a 36-hole day in the June heat.

Ernie Els, recently enshrined in the World Golf Hall of Fame, posted a 4-under par total in 1997 to win the second U.S. Open held at Congressional. This was Els’ second U.S. Open victory as well, his first came at Oakmont in 1994.

Polo Ralph Lauren is the official apparel outfitter of the USGA and the U.S. Open Championship. As part of their unique partnership Polo Ralph Lauren will outfit all USGA committee members and staff, as well as more than 5,000 volunteers at the U.S. Open. The company will also help outfit USA team members in the biennial Walker Cup and Curtis Cup Matches.

Click on 2011 U.S. Open Apparel for more information and to purchase the perfect US Open commemorative gift for Dad, and while you’re there, treat yourself to one too.

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