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.
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!