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:
__[#image: /photos/55ad7a4badd713143b42a728]|||rory-2013-518.jpg|||His first year with a Nike hat was pretty uneventful. Very corporate-chic.
__[#image: /photos/55ad7a4bb01eefe207f6f3c4]|||rory-2012-518.jpg|||The bill of the Jumeirah hat looks a little crooked.