Rain Gear Being Used at 2009 U.S. Open
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Modern foul-weather golf apparel has almost as much technology built into it as a driver. Space-age fabrics make waterproof tops and pants breathable while keeping you dry. Here is a look at what many of the golfers at the 2009 U.S. Open will be wearing. (Click on any of the images for a closer look.)
Nike Storm Fit Elite Jacket
Also available in a long sleeve version ($300), this waterproof shell is lightweight and features seams that are completely sealed to keep water out. This top will be worn by Tiger Woods (left), Paul Casey and Stewart Cink.
Dry Joys Tour Rainshirt
With a two-year waterproof warranty, sealed zippers and Velcro adjustable cuffs, this top will be worn by Ian Poulter (right) and Adam Scott.
Adidas ClimaFit Storm 3-Way Convertible Jacket
This jacket unzips to become a short-sleeved rain top or a vest, making it super
versatile and ideal for golfers who play when it's chilly and when it's warm. This top
will be worn by Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer (left) and Justin Rose.
Polo RLX Elude Waterproof Jacket
Lots of pockets, all of which are sealed, make this hi-tech jacket extremely functional. It's fitted, but features plenty of stretch through the shoulders to allow golfers to swing freely. This is the top Luke Donald (right) wears.
(Photos: Woods/John Biever/SI
Poulter, Kaymer/Ross Kinnard/Getty Images
Donald/Chris McGrath/Getty Images)