‘Even Got the Beer Gut’: As a Young John Daly Fan Does the Unthinkable, 34x PGA Tour Champion Joins Golf World in Expressing Bewilderment Over Eerie Act

Published 09/10/2023, 5:40 PM EDT

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An athlete never just plays for himself when he steps onto the field. The feelings of thousands of other people are also at stake. Because of this, it is often said that a player not only wins trophies or prize money but also many people’s hearts.

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John Daly is someone you can’t miss out on so easily. His hair, dress sense, or even his non-country club ethos generate a lot of attention. And his young fan did something so amazing that even a three-time major champion couldn’t help but applaud him.

A bad boy look in the Ascension Charity Classic


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The PGA Tour’s Ascension Charity Classic is taking place at Norwood Hill Golf Club. 78 elite players are playing in this tournament for a prize pool of $2 million.

The two-time major champion Daly has shown the world that, in addition to possessing excellent golf skills, he also has an eye for doing things in a really trending way. Daly was also part of the competition, but due to medical reasons, he withdrew after the first round.


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But it appears that Daly’s charm has not yet faded. This little gut reminded everyone that Daly is still the favorite of others. The PGA Tour Champions posted a picture of a young boy masquerading as John Daly. The caption on the post reads: ”Leader in the clubhouse in the 2023 Halloween costume contest 😆 @pga_johndaly’s doppelganger at the @ascensioncharityclassic 👏”

The looks are uncanny and totally remind us of Daly’s young days. But let’s see how fans react to the post.

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A total uncanny resemblance for sure

The picture is cute enough to make everyone smile. Many posted lovely as well as humorous messages under the post. This also includes 34x PGA Tour Champion Vijay Singh. He approved the look and wrote: ”Looks pretty accurate”

Fan is amazed that lil bro’s even got the beer gut too. He wrote, ”Even Got the Beer Gut”

One fan wrote that he met Daly and that the experience was good. He commented: ”Hilarious! Been fortunate enough to have met Big John……great guy!👍”

We all remember how much diet coke Daly used to consume. The fan was amused that the little guy added the diet coke to his whole appearance as well. ”He’s got the Diet Coke even!”


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Jane Daly Junior, known for impersonating Daly, has tough competition, according to this fan. He wrote: ”@janedalyjr has some competition!”

Well, we can’t imagine Daly without a pack of cigarettes. That’s the thing missing here for many fans. ”Somebody find this kids some candy cigarettes” while another wrote: ”Needs a cigarette in his hand”.

Many fans loved the look. ”That’s awesome 🙌” and ”Amazing!” are the common comments.


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Well, we also agree with Singh that the young fan is top-notch when it comes to dressing up as Daly. What do you think about the look? Let us know in the comments.

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Written by:

Rajnandini Rathore


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Rajnandini is a promising addition to the team as a Golf writer. She was recently recruited in the latest round of ‘ES Draft’ as one of the young writers who is an avid golf enthusiast. With Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson being her entry into the fandom of the sport, Rajnandini believes LIV Golf is the future of the sport.
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Bhavani Singh




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