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Ryder Cup clothing through the years

Ryder Cup USA's wardrobes have come a long way over the years with looks including checkered pants, berets, pants tucked into socks, visors and vests. Lots of vests.

In advance of the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Paris, France, take a look at the USA's uniforms over the years, starting with the most recent Ryder Cup in 2016.

Photos courtesy of The PGA of America and USA Today.

2016 Ryder Cup
Patrick Reed of the United States celebrates with the Ryder Cup after the single matches in 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

After finishing fourth in the Ryder Cup USA points standings, Patrick Reed helped lead the U.S. to a Ryder Cup victory at Hazeltine (notice the champagne spray that consumed the left half of Reed's body. Two years later, he won the Masters.

Jordan Spieth of the United States and Patrick Reed of the United States on the 18th green during the morning foursome matches in the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

See, even professional players get hat head just like we do.

RELATED: Official Ryder Cup gear

2014 Ryder Cup
USA golfer Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed walk together after teeing off on the first hole during the first round for the 2014 Ryder Cup at The Gleneagles Hotel-PGA Centenary Course.

While comfortable, beanies have the downside of lacking a brim like a traditional hat, making the sun feel like a complete nuisance at times. However, that didn't stop Jordan Spieth from making the Ryder Cup USA team at just 21 years old in 2014.

2010 Ryder Cup
Phil Mickelson during a practice round at the 38th Ryder Cup at the Twenty Ten Course at Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales, on Wednesday, September 29, 2010.

Surprisingly, stripes haven't been a common look in Ryder Cup USA's team uniforms. 2010, however, was an exception, as Phil Mickelson's sweatsuit proves above.

2008 Ryder Cup
U.S. Ryder Cup Assistant Captain Raymond Floyd, Justin Leonard, Hunter Mahan, and Phil Mickelson on hole 18 green during the morning foursomes at the 37th Ryder Cup at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, on Friday, September 19, 2008.

We challenge you to find a golf photo with more argyle than this one.

2006 Ryder Cup
Padraig Harrington, Tiger Woods Colin Montgomerie and Jim Furyk after their morning Four-Ball matches for the Ryder Cup held at The K-Club in Straffan, Ireland.

The USA Team's caddie wearing the star-spangled vest is the star of this photo, no?

MORE: Support Ryder Cup USA with these patriotic hats

2002 Ryder Cup
Tiger Woods plays the 2002 Ryder Cup at The Belfry in Wishaw, Warwickshire. He was ranked No. 1 in the world at the time.

The 2002 season was arguably Tiger Woods' third-best season ever as a pro, with five wins – including two majors – and nine top-three finishes in 18 starts. He definitely had a reason to be smiling.

1999 Ryder Cup
Payne Stewart tees off during a singles match at the 1999 Ryder Cup.

There's so much to love with Payne Stewart's attire at the 1999 Ryder Cup – most notably, the pants tucked into the mid-calf socks and the beret.

David Duval waves to the gallery after making a putt in the 1999 Ryder Cup.

If you look closely at this picture of Duval, you'll notice there's pictures of past Ryder Cup USA teams on his shirt.

1997 Ryder Cup
Justin Leonard, Jeff Maggort, Mark O'Meara, Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk, Davis Love III, Captain Tom Kite, Tom Lehman, Brad Faxon, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples, Lee Janzen and Scott Hoch - the United States 1997 Ryder Cup Team.

It's hard to tell who looks younger – Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson?

MORE: Add these slick Ryder Cup polos to your summer wardrobe

1995 Ryder Cup
Fred Couples and Brad Faxon during the 31st Ryder Cup held at the Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. September 22-24, 1995.

Visors and crew neck sweaters? That look screams 1995.

1991 Ryder Cup
US Team celebrating their victory during the 29th Biennial Ryder Cup at the The Ocean Course in Kiawah, South Carolina, September 26-29, 1991.

Everyone in the back row is looking in a different direction but that shouldn't take away from Ryder Cup USA's victory in the 1991 Ryder Cup.

Steve Pate, Corey Pavin, Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie on the tee for pairings photo at the 1991 Ryder Cup.

How about that mustache/mullet combo from Corey Pavin!

1985 Ryder Cup
Tom Kite during the 26th Ryder Cup held at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield, England. September 13-15, 1985.

Tom Kite rocks a simple but patriotic look at the 26th Ryder Cup. Side note: Former NBA MVP/fashion guru Russell Westbrook would be jealous of Kite's sunglasses.

1981 Ryder Cup
Ben Crenshaw and US Captain Dave Marr during the 24th Ryder Cup held at The Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, England. September 18-20, 1981.

It's hard to get more patriotic than wearing red, white and blue layers at the Ryder Cup. By the way, anyone know where to buy that blue zip-up jacket? Asking for a friend.

1979 Ryder Cup
Hale Irwin at the 1979 Ryder Cup.

How about this fun fact: Hale Irwin won the U.S. Open in 1979 – the same year this photo was taken – with a score of even par. He won it three times in his career with final scores of 7-over, even, and 8-under for a spread of 15 strokes across his three U.S. Open championships.

1973 Ryder Cup
Lee Trevino poses with Chi Chi Rodriguez at the 1973 Ryder Cup.

The USA won the 1973 Ryder Cup, but you could've guessed that just based upon one look at Lee Trevino and Chi Chi Rodriguez.

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