Backward Hats, Forward Thinking

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Backward Hats, Forward Thinking

February 28, 2012

Jack Nicklaus

Could have won more than 18 majors if he employed the aerodynamic benefits of a backward hat.

Arnold Palmer

He was the Rickie Fowler of his day, give or take seven majors...

Greg Norman

Might have done for the backward ball cap what he did for the mesh cowboy hat instead.

Colin Montgomerie

Backward hat might have helped better protect his ears from unwanted crowd noise.

Phil Mickelson

Just like with his use of two drivers, could wear hat forward or backward depending on intended ball flight.

Tim Finchem

There would be no better way to connect with the younger players on tour.

Sam Snead

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.

Ben Hogan

"The secret is in the dirt," he once said, "and in the direction of your hat."

Bobby Jones

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.

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