Rory Sabbatini's wide-brimmed hat stirred up more conversation than his win on Sunday. And while many reports clearly pointed out why the six-time PGA Tour winner is wearing a cowboy hat -- he was diagnosed with skin cancer last year and wants to avoid another surgery to remove more lesions -- most have falsely reported that his squamous cell carcinoma could have turned into malignant melanoma.
The New York Times published the following misleading report on March 5: "The surgeon dug one millimeter deep and another millimeter wide to remove the growth, which was almost a melanoma."
Even Sabbatini doesn't seem to understand that squamous cell carcinoma can never become melanoma: "It was squamous cell carcinoma," he explained. "So it was pretty severe. It wasn't to the melanoma stage, but it was close."
Click through the slideshow to learn more from two dermatologists about skin cancer, detection and prevention.