John Daly, pants dazzle at British Open

Originally Published: July 15, 2010
By DJ Gallo | Page 2

St. Andrews is considered the birthplace of golf. It is perhaps the most revered course in the world. So I don't know why so many golfers chose to show up for the first round of the Open Championship and disrespect the venue by wearing absurd costumes. Take a look.

John Daly and Noh Seung-yulPeter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images"Apparently they don't celebrate Easter in the U.K. in mid-July. Of this, I was not aware."

John Daly
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Here, Daly caught a reflection of himself in the blade of his putter.

John Daly fansRichard Heathcote/Getty ImagesThe sign at the center of the frame was not held by a GQ editor.

Tom Watson
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They say your sense of taste goes as you age. Apparently, so does your ability to see color.

Ian Poulter
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This is fairly normal for Ian Poulter.

Rickie Fowler
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This female golfer struggled playing on the tougher layout of a men's major course, shooting 7-over. … Oh, I'm told that's Rickie Fowler, not a woman. Huh.

Fredrik Andersson Hed
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So ridiculous were Thursday's outfits that a Swedish golfer (Fredrik Andersson Hed) looked downright conservative. A Swedish golfer!!!

Rickie Fowler
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This guy, the tournament leader, went so far as to wear some sort of ridiculous, fake wig.

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