Backward Hats, Forward Thinking
February 28, 2012
Could have won more than 18 majors if he employed the aerodynamic benefits of a backward hat.
He was the Rickie Fowler of his day, give or take seven majors...
Might have done for the backward ball cap what he did for the mesh cowboy hat instead.
Backward hat might have helped better protect his ears from unwanted crowd noise.
Just like with his use of two drivers, could wear hat forward or backward depending on intended ball flight.
There would be no better way to connect with the younger players on tour.
In his later years on tour, Snead tried every method he could think of to improve his putting -- including wearing a rally cap for good luck.
"The secret is in the dirt," he once said, "and in the direction of your hat."
Golf's real impregnable quadrilateral? Winning all four majors with four different backward hats.
Old Tom Morris
Preferred the backward hat when trying to improve his tan.