Remember that whole Sun Mountain debacle? You do? Shoot, it was hoping you forgot. But on the off chance you didn't remember its rain suits functioning like dishcloths, it's here to remind you -- and to take responsibility. In a formal apology, owner Rick Reimers bravely drew on his cigarette and stood in front of the firing squad:
Sun Mountain Sports is very sorry for the way our rain suits performed at the Ryder Cup.
We will apologize to Corey and 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 was just not enough for the torrential rains at Celtic Manor.
"So, we cool?" Yeah, we cool. Nice job by Sun Mountain to stand up and take full blame here. And absolutely no truth at all to the rumor that it greased Hunter Mahan's wedge to take attention away from the rain-suit debacle.