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Golf fans attending this year’s Solheim Cup are being urged to show their support for Catriona Matthew’s European team with the launch of Tartan Friday.

Spectators going to the opening day of the match, taking place on Friday, September 13, on the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles, are invited to wear their best tartan gear to get right behind the home side.

The news comes with the unveiling of the European team’s outfit for the opening day of the match. Made by Swedish sportswear brand Abacus, the outfit features the official Solheim Cup tartan woven into at the request of Matthew.

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The
Friday outfit consists of the Abacus Troon hybrid jacket and vest,
which have windproof fabric on the front and back where you need it the
most, whereas the sides and sleeves have a super stretchy fleece to
ensure freedom of motion.

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The first layer, the Crail polo, has the
tartan decorating the collar, is a functional layer with great
breathability, stretch and wicking properties.

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A
limited amount of the tartan styles will be available for sale at the
event merchandise shop at Gleneagles during the event week.

Matthew is calling on all European fans to support her team by
wearing tartan on the Friday of the match, and the best dressed fan will
win an Abacus Troon hybrid
jacket and Crail polo. All they need to do to be in with a chance of
winning is upload a photo to the
official Solheim Cup Europe Twitter or Instagram page using the hashtag #TartanFriday.


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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