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The bad boy of golf, John Daly, made waves last month when he was a no-show at the “Beauty vs. The Beast” match against Paige Spiranac. Since he left Spiranac hanging at the course of the charity event, due to an injury, the 57-year-old has mostly stayed under the radar.

On Saturday, however, the 2-time major winner got entangled in an internet debate, albeit without any fault of his own! So, what new controversy has Daly found himself in the middle of now? And why is he part of it if not on purpose? Let’s jump in to find out more!

New social media video honoring John Daly lands him in trouble

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Home cook Darryl Postelnick is extremely popular with food enthusiasts online, boasting over 2.8 million followers on TikTok! He also regularly shares fun cooking videos on his Instagram, @cookingwith_darryl, where he boasts close to 300k followers. Darryl is also a huge fan of golf and has played all over the world! In fact, he often incorporates the sport in some fashion in his videos, and his most recent post is proof.

In his new Instagram post, Darryl concocts an alcoholic beverage called “The John Daly,” which he also refers to as a drink “synonymous with golf.” The video was made in partnership with Good Boy Vodka, which has a line of drinks out in honor of the golfer called the “John Daly Cocktails.

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But why did the video rub fans the wrong way? How did John Daly land in trouble? Well, it turns out that the drink resembles another hugely popular beverage named after the legend of the sport, Arnold Palmer!

Fans share frustrations over the Daly-inspired drink

Back in the day, Arnold “The King” Palmer would often indulge in this non-alcoholic drink, which was a combination of iced tea and lemonade. The beverage eventually came to be called “the Arnold Palmer.”  The alcoholic version of it, which is generally made with vodka, is referred to as “the John Daly.” After chef Darryl Postelnick shared a video of himself making the latter, fans flocked to the comments to remind him of the drink’s origins.

That’s actually an Arnold Palmer buddy #rukiddingme,” commented one fan. “ARNOLD….PALMER!!!!!!” wrote another furious fan. “That’s a  Arnold Palmer.. don’t dis the King. A John Daily is JimBeam, Diet Coke, and Miller Light,” said a disappointed fan.

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While technically you are correct that it is a John Daly, being from Latrobe it will forever be a spiked Arnie Palmer,” another Latrobe, Pennsylvania, resident pointed out. The Palmer-inspired beverage was so popular that when the 62-time PGA Tour winner would visit the Latrobe Country Club in his hometown, the staff would hand out the beverage to him without being prompted.

Another comment poked fun at Daly’s flamboyant personality, saying, “I thought the ‘John Daly’ is a cigarette, shot of whiskey, and bowl of popcorn?” Some people were more positive, with one writing, “Yes… I’ll take two!” “Dammit Darryl you’ve done it again. Bravo sir,” said another fan.

Daly will be making an appearance at the Sanford International LIVE, which is a PGA Tour Champions event. The brand Good Boy Vodka is serving as a community partner for the event.

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Do you agree with fans’ reactions to the drink? What do you think it should be called? Let us know in the comments!

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