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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Updated: July 16, 12:50 PM ET
John Daly, pants dazzle at British Open

By DJ Gallo
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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-yul
"Apparently they don't celebrate Easter in the U.K. in mid-July. Of this, I was not aware."

John Daly
Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

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



John Daly fans
The sign at the center of the frame was not held by a GQ editor.

Tom Watson
David Cannon/Getty Images

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



Ian Poulter
David Cannon/Getty Images

This is fairly normal for Ian Poulter.



Rickie Fowler
Andrew Redington/Getty Images

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
David Cannon/Getty Images

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



Rickie Fowler
Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

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



DJ Gallo is the founder of SportsPickle.com. His first book, "SportsPickle Presents: The View from the Upper Deck," is available from only the finest bargain book retailers. His next book project will be released soon. You can follow him on Twitter at @DJGalloESPN.


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