Ryder Cup Gala 2012: Best Dressed Athletes, WAGs and Celebrity Photos

Richard LangfordCorrespondent ISeptember 29, 2012

Photo Credit: Andrew Redington/Getty Images
Photo Credit: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Before the U.S.A. and Europe began battle in the 2012 Ryder Cup, they got things started off with a little party.

The players, many of their significant others and a few celebrities showed up to bump elbows, blow off some steam and show off for the cameras.

Considering the event transcended the party tag to a lofty "gala" status, it was all high fashion and quick camera poses. Check out some of the best pics from the event. 

Jason Dufner posed with his wife Amanda.

Amanda looks impeccable in her red dress. Meanwhile, Dufner got the suit out for the event, but did he drive there in a convertible or something? Someone get this guy a comb. 

One of the tour's more visible couples, Phil and Amy Mickelson, looked to be in good spirits for the evening. 

It's good to see the couple out for a nice night after all they have been through.

Phil's playing partner for the first two days, Keegan Bradley, was out and looking sharp with his girlfriend, Jillian Stacey

Webb Simpson and his wife Dowd were sporting their stylish looks in this photo. 

Meanwhile, Tiger Woods showed up with this high profile date.

Not sure why Elin Nordegren wasn't with Tiger? I hope nothing happened in their relationship, and actually, Justin Timberlake was not Tiger's date. The huge star, and golf enthusiast, was introducing the players.  

All of these pictures of these wonderful people are good and everything, but they all take a back seat to the "most interesting man in the world."

Miguel Angel Jimenez, European assistant captain, is seen here with his girlfriend, Susanne Styblo.

Check out Jimenez tastefully his champagne glass with, what looks like, his much younger girlfriend at his side.

Miguel doesn't always attend galas, but when does, he prefers to do so in grand style.