Style Insider: Hatless Golfers

With a T3 finish at the RBC Heritage, Ollie Schniederjans capped his fourth top 10 of the season. He's not only been making a statement with his game, but through his style choices. See other golfers who have gone hatless through the years below. (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

By Greg Monteforte, Style Insider, PGATOUR.COM

Ollie Schniederjans has created a stylish and unique look and it has everything to do with what he is not wearing. The hat has become as important to golf outfits as polo shirts and well-tailored pants, but Schniederjans is one of the few PGA TOUR players who tees it up without a cap.

Before endorsement deals and increased knowledge about sun damage, many of the best players in the game walked the fairways without hats. Arnold Palmer’s wavy hair matched his swashbuckling game. Jack Nicklaus’ blonde locks led to his “Golden Bear” nickname. John Daly’s mullet elevated his folk hero status. Members of the European Ryder Cup Team have frequently traded a cap for mousse and gel. Even a young Phil Mickelson ditched the lid in favor of a choirboy cut for his first few years on the PGA TOUR.

In honor of the well-coiffed Schniederjans, we took a look through the archives to find the best hatless players in the history of the game.