News & ToursJuly 15, 2014

The complete evolution of Rory McIlroy's hat

By Luke Kerr-Dineen

HOYLAKE, England -- Rory McIlroy all but cemented his status as a secret American on Tuesday at the British Open, wearing what can only be described as a flat brimmish-style hat (he's not the only one to make the transition).

But it turns out, this is just the latest in a series of tweaks Rory has made to his headwear since bursting onto the golf scene. Here's a brief history of some of the major trends in Rory McIlroy's headwear through the years:

2014

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2011

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2010

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2009

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2008

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2007

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