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Poor Stewart Cink: Hat Tan Line Goes Viral

A few of us on the golf side retweeted Ben Taylor's screen capture of Stewart Cink when the former Open Champion de-capped after his opening Sony Open round.

And this morning Deadspin, The Big Lead and Dan Patrick have exposed his unfortunate hat tan.

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Reader Comments (18)

Youch! That is nasty. It's like the high tide mark in a body of sludgy water.
01.10.2014 | Unregistered Commenterdbh
34 and raining where I sit, so I am jealous of anyone sporting any type of tan line.
01.10.2014 | Unregistered CommenterNo Longer
Use some sunscreen, pale is the new tan.
01.10.2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaboy
Furyk is jealous.

Cink still showing burn marks from icing Watson
01.10.2014 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Slow News day?
01.10.2014 | Unregistered CommenterDave M
As someone who experiences the same tan line every summer, I don't see the big deal.
01.10.2014 | Unregistered CommenterFWIW
Still rankles me to see "Open Champion" next to his name.
01.10.2014 | Unregistered Commentertlavin
It is not as bad as Cink, but also funny is seeing the LPGA girls all dolled up for their (weekly) gala dinners in super high heels, but showing mega white "sock tan". Most of them have a good sense of humor about it.
01.10.2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS
He looks like a cyborg with a stainless steel chrome dome
01.10.2014 | Unregistered CommenterChrome Dome
As a follically-challenged person myself, I can't help but wonder if it never occurs to these people to merely spend a few minutes per day hatless.

If it doesn't burn, it'll tan... just don't forget to re-hat before the sizzling sounds start!
01.10.2014 | Unregistered CommenterPicky Man
Anyone else suddenly hungry for a black-and-white cookie?
01.10.2014 | Unregistered CommenterWillie
Learn to remove the hat indoors again. And, even though they get paid to wear them, take em off for interviews. That way, they might remember they have a hat on their heads before they jump into the shower. Anyone who doesn't think he looks like an oddball without his hat on needs a drink. Or, maybe Cink never takes it off, but the wind blew it off ? Hilarious.
01.10.2014 | Unregistered CommenterEasingwold
Dinners out must be a blast.
01.10.2014 | Unregistered CommenterCheeks
PickyMan nails it.

Ever since returning (to ridicule) from summer vacation back in Jr High with a totally white left hand and half a tanned face I have always taken the time to sun the ole "covered parts" every hole for a minute or so. It adds up over 18 and helps turn a "golfer's tan" into merely a "farmers tan".
01.11.2014 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
It actually makes less sense for a completely bald head to be that white, since it is the easiest kind of head to put sunscreen on. Not sure why he is ok letting his face tan but not the top of his head.
01.11.2014 | Unregistered CommenterRES
01.11.2014 | Unregistered CommenterChicago pt
01.11.2014 | Unregistered CommenterRES
It's not a hat, it's a tiny sign, and his head is the billboard. Which I think should be humiliating to anyone.

Another reason to enjoy footage of tournaments from the 70's and earlier, when wearing a hat was a practical choice rather than a contractual obligation.

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