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‘If You Wear a Tie You are Kicked Out’- John Daly Reveals the Dress Code for His Golf Course

Published 01/13/2022, 2:30 PM EST

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When one thinks of John Daly, one thinks of his game, his unique fashion sense, and his unbelievable appetite. Daly has always been bold and vocal with his choices, often gaining attention on social media for the same. Of course, Daly has been dressing in his own way for years, not going by the book ever.

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Though he opts for a bright t-shirt, his pants often draw attention to the man. The 55-year-old himself has spoken about his style, speaking about what he prefers to wear on the golf course.

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In 2002, Daly spoke to Conan O’Brien while on the TV show, Late Night With Conan O’Brien. The two discussed many points, including Daly and his dress code while on the course.

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O’Brien acknowledges that Daly’s approach to golf has been completely different from any other professional golfer. Daly lets out a laugh at the comment, aware that he is indeed a little unique. They discussed Daly not wanting to exercise, playing his game without wanting to overanalyze his swing.


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“Grip it and hit it,” Daly said, indicating that he just goes with the flow.

After discussing his unusual sponsors at the time (Dunkin Donuts, Hooters), the two ended up talking about how Daly is against a dress code in golf.

“I mean, I feel like somebody’s got a thumb in my throat when I wear one of them things,” Daly said while pointing at O’Brien’s tie. “I really do.” When O’Brien asked him about the dress code on his personal golf course, Daly said, “If you wear a tie you’re kicked out.”

Daly even admitted to hating dress codes levied by other golf courses. According to the five-time PGA Tour winner, one simply needs to cover their private parts to be allowed on his golf course.

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Last year, for breast cancer month, John Daly ended up wearing pink shoes to help the cause. Both shoes Daly wore were pink, with the breast cancer awareness logo on either side. The pink ribbon is the breast cancer awareness international logo.


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Along with Daly’s shoes, one also noticed his bright pants. They had leaves and flamingos drawn on them, which gave off a bright and summery vibe.

On the business end, he last played and won the PNC Championship with his son, beating Tiger Woods and Charlie in the process.

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.
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