Carlson's desired Michigan hat not for sale

Tony Paul
The Detroit News

Bloomfield Township — Twitter has been dying to know.

Where did University of Michigan golfer Nick Carlson get that sweet lid he’s been sporting all week at the U.S. Amateur?

It’s a white-and-blue, trucker-style hat with the state of Michigan in maize, with a block M serving as the marker for Ann Arbor.

And he had some bad news for the inquiring fans.

“You know, I got it from the baseball team. They are not for sale,” Carlson, who roomed with a baseball player his freshman year, said following Thursday’s first match.

“I have gotten a lot of questions about it, but they are not for sale.”

The M Den in Ann Arbor has a similar style hat available, but it’s all blue and sells for $22.

Carlson wore the slick, one-of-a-kind hat his first three matches, all victories.

He was wearing a standard Michigan hat for his quarterfinal match against Illinois’ Dylan Meyer, the reigning Western Amateur champion, on Friday afternoon at Oakland Hills.

Meyer, a much shorter hitter than Carlson but one who has an outstanding iron game, was 2-up through nine holes when the match was suspended by incoming bad weather.

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Carlson plays large en route to U.S. Amateur quarterfinals