In spite of this, it seems that the 19-time PGA Tour winner’s hat resolution came one team event too late as he insisted he would have liked to play in one at last week’s Olympic event when representing Team Ireland due to the stifling Tokyo heat.
McIlroy added: “I wish I was wearing a hat last week, it was so hot and I probably needed a hat, and I had sun cream dripping into the eyes and squinting, so happy to have a hat back on my head this week.
“I usually wear a hat when I’m at home playing. I just don’t want to look stupid with a hat that’s too big on me going to these team events.”
Following his opening two-over-par, 72 on day one of the WFC-FedEx St Jude Invitational, the Northern Irishman will return to TPC Southwind (with a cap) this afternoon for his second round at 4:54pm BST.