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Still, Rory McIlroy, who needled Woods in August by saying the entire European team wanted to play him, couldn’t resist another jab.

“Just have to say our waterproofs are performing very well!” McIlroy wrote on Twitter.

As if that wasn’t endorsement enough, ProQuip’s small corner of the merchandise tent was nearly empty _ no more than a few pairs of pants and several sweaters and jackets remained by late afternoon. Earlier in the day, the display had been packed with about four dozen waterproof jackets and three dozen pairs of rain pants.

The company has also supplied the U.S. team with rain gear on several occasions, the first time in 1983 and the last in 2004. But unlike the European Tour, which signed a long-term licensing agreement with the company, the PGA of America signs one-time deals with whatever company the U.S. captain picks.

Sun Mountain said in a statement that it has been “designing and selling outerwear for more than two decades. We have provided rainwear to 3,000 plus PGA of America professionals and over 150 tour players, and supplied outerwear to numerous U.S. teams … Sun Mountain has staff on the ground at the Ryder Cup working in conjunction with the PGA of America on this issue.”