Here’s Your First Look at Team USA’s Adidas Golf Uniforms for the Tokyo Olympics



a person holding a baseball bat: Japanese artist Hiroko Takahashi designed both the men's and women's uniforms for their Olympic bouts at Kasumigaseki Country Club.


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Japanese artist Hiroko Takahashi designed both the men’s and women’s uniforms for their Olympic bouts at Kasumigaseki Country Club.

“As fast as the wind, as quiet as the forest, as daring as fire, and immovable as the mountain.” That’s the mantra Team USA will be keeping in mind during their matches at Kasumigaseki Country Club during the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, thanks in part to their new threads designed by artist Hiroko Takahashi for Adidas.

Takahashi drew upon the well-known saying in Japan when designing the uniforms for the U.S.’s men’s and women’s golf teams, and we have an exclusive first look at the ‘fits for all four days. Each day, Team USA’s golfers will be wearing a uniform tied to one characteristic in the saying—wind, forest, fire, and mountain. “I designed the USA GOLF uniforms with links of circles and lines, imagining the powers of individuals coming together as one and spreading into infinite possibilities,” Takahashi said in a statement.

Of course, Adidas’s on-course technology will be working alongside Takahashi’s designs, with the brand’s Ultimate365 and HEAT.RDY materials being utilized in each polo shirt to maximize comfort and performance (a.k.a, keep these guys dry, even when their ball might not be). I asked Collin Morikawa, the number four golfer in the world, what he thought of the looks he’d be sporting for his first Olympics. “To wear something that represents not just Team USA, but also just a little more about the history and the culture we’re going to play these Olympics in, it just adds extra meaning to it,” he told me over the phone last week.



diagram: Days 1 and 2: "Wind" and "Forest"


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Days 1 and 2: “Wind” and “Forest”



Days 3 and 4: "Fire" and "Mountain"


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Days 3 and 4: “Fire” and “Mountain”

Morikawa says when he’s ideating around his on course looks, he likes to keep things “clean and crisp,” but isn’t afraid to throw a pattern out there, and so the subtle pattern usage executed by Takahashi here definitely passes his style test. “Each day represents something different, and I think that’s what’s really cool.” When I asked him his thoughts on the evolution of golf style of late, he told me “I think golf has to stay up with fashion. I think you have to push boundaries. That makes golf more appealing. It gives other people more opportunities that golf isn’t for a person that’s of some type of status, it’s for everyone.”

Speaking of everyone: everyone can get their hands on the official looks of Team USA Golf starting July 1 on adidas.com. Stay tuned for updates, as we’ll share the details as soon they’re available for purchase.



a group of people playing a game on the field: "As fast as the wind, as quiet as theforest, as daring as fire, and immovable as the mountain.” The saying comes from Shingen Takeda, a pre-eminent Japanese warrior in the Sengoku period.


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“As fast as the wind, as quiet as theforest, as daring as fire, and immovable as the mountain.” The saying comes from Shingen Takeda, a pre-eminent Japanese warrior in the Sengoku period.

The golf events for the Tokyo Olympics will begin July 30 and run through August 8.

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