Rumor: Rory McIlroy Demanded Cash to Wear Team Ireland’s Adidas Hat at Olympics

Rory McIlroy 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games
Rory McIlroy watches his tee shot on the 10th hole during round 1 of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games at the Kasumigaseki CC in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy for Sportsfile via Getty Images)

At the Olympics, a hatless Rory McIlroy looks out of place in the all-hat world of tour golf. It’s like seeing a hockey player skating around without a helmet.

Many fans are asking, “Where’s Rory’s hat?”

Well, according to a source, there seems to be a couple of reasons for this style choice: money and pride.

Rory McIlroy 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games
A detail of the putter head cover of Rory Mcllroy of Team Ireland during a practice round at Kasumigaseki CC ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games on July 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Chris Trotman via Getty Images)

Ahead of the Olympics, McIlroy admitted he’s not patriotic, so there’s the pride reason. As a woke global brand, McIlroy said he wants to “represent golf,” not Ireland.

Then there’s the money issue which seems to be the real issue. McIlroy gets paid millions to wear a Nike hat. Ireland’s lids are made by Adidas. The Northern Irishman reportedly wanted money to wear a hat that didn’t have a swoosh on it.

To make this point. Rory is carrying around a “Cash is King” putter headcover in his bag… at the Olympics.

Stay classy, Rors!



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