John Daly's 1995 win at The British Open, or "The Open Championship," is the gift that keeps on giving.
The tournament's automatic exemption from qualification for all former champions under the age of 60 means that we, the people of Earth, still have another decade in which to watch the pride of Arkansas turn up—turn, like, way up—at some of the oldest, most prestigious courses for golf's oldest major championship. Another blessed decade of watching Daly hit big drives with that wild swing while smoking heaters, wearing insane pants, and generally just being really, really Arkansas in all the best ways.
Here is John at his opening round at St. Andrew's Thursday wearing New York Yankees-themed argyle pants.
In fact, here he is for an earlier practice round, wearing shamrock pants, because Ireland-Scotland, whatever, close enough. Also, the cigarette––I mean, don't smoke cigarettes, kids. But John Daly really does look pretty cool smoking a cigarette.
As I write this, Daly is tied for 23rd place at three under par so far through his first round, four shots back of leader, Dustin Johnson. Should Daly make the cut to the weekend, we can only hope he comes out for Sunday dressed like this: