John Daly – the American golfing icon famous for his insane on-course diet of cigarettes, Coke and M&Ms – turns heads with stars and stripes outfit and Donald Trump promo at The Open

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John Daly – the American golfing icon famous for his insane on-course diet of cigarettes, Coke and M&Ms – turns heads with stars and stripes outfit and Donald Trump promo at The Open

  • John Daly enjoyed a practice round with Brooks Koepka at Royal Liverpool
  • The 57-year-old’s outfits and on-course diet have helped bring him cult status
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John Daly caught the eye during the final day of practice before the 2023 Open Championship, sporting stars and stripes shorts and a top emblazoned with the name of Donald Trump.

The 57-year-old, who won the Claret Jug at St Andrews in 1995, enjoyed a round alongside US PGA Champion Brooks Koepka.

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Daly is no stranger to outlandish outfits and he turned heads again on Wednesday at Royal Liverpool in northern England. 

He wore knee-length shorts which featured a pattern of stars and stripes, as well as a white top which, under another American flag on the right sleeve, read: TRUMP.

Daly was also seen smoking mid-swing and signing autographs for fans at Royal Liverpool as he went through his final preparations ahead of Thursday’s opening round.

John Daly caught the eye during the final day of practice before the 2023 Open Championship

John Daly caught the eye during the final day of practice before the 2023 Open Championship

The 1995 champion wore stars and stripes shorts and a jumper carrying Donald Trump's name

The 1995 champion wore stars and stripes shorts and a jumper carrying Donald Trump’s name

Daly smokes a cigarette mid-swing during his practice round at Royal Liverpool on Wednesday

Daly smokes a cigarette mid-swing during his practice round at Royal Liverpool on Wednesday

The 57-year-old has won two majors – the 1995 Open Championship and the PGA Championship in 1991.

He will begin his 25th visit to The Open at 2.04pm local time (9.04am EST) on Thursday, alongside fellow American Taylor Moore and Englishman Danny Willett. Daly has not made the cut at The Open since 2012.

Over the course of a remarkable career, Daly has developed a reputation as one of the most entertaining players in professional golf.

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Aged 29, the big-hitting American overcame Costantino Rocca in a play-off to land the Claret Jug. Since then, his outfits have become the stuff of legend and last year Daly hit the headlines with his on-course diet, too.

Daly, a two-time major winner, is preparing to play in his 25th Open Championship

Daly, a two-time major winner, is preparing to play in his 25th Open Championship 

The 57-year-old shares a joke with US PGA Champion Brooks Koepka during the round

The 57-year-old shares a joke with US PGA Champion Brooks Koepka during the round

Supporters at Royal Liverpool watch on as Daly finishes off his preparations for the major

Supporters at Royal Liverpool watch on as Daly finishes off his preparations for the major

During the first round of the 2022 PGA Championship in Oklahoma, the 57-year-old smoked 21 cigarettes, drank 12 Diet Cokes and ate six packs of peanut M&Ms.

That day at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, he shot two-over par and then headed out to Hooters – one of his sponsors – to enjoy some wings before ending his night on the slot machines at a casino.

Daly told sports journalist Graham Bensinger in an interview in 2016 that he just hates drinking water and loves the taste of coke better. 

The American will tee off alongside compatriot Taylor Moore and Englishman Danny Willett

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The American will tee off alongside compatriot Taylor Moore and Englishman Danny Willett

Daly signs a cap for one of his supporters during the final day of practice on Wednesday

Daly signs a cap for one of his supporters during the final day of practice on Wednesday

He smoked 21 cigarettes, drank 12 Diet Cokes and ate six packs of peanut M&Ms during the opening round of the 2022 PGA Championship

He smoked 21 cigarettes, drank 12 Diet Cokes and ate six packs of peanut M&Ms during the opening round of the 2022 PGA Championship

Daly then stopped by a Hooters restaurant in Tulsa following his round in Oklahoma

Daly then stopped by a Hooters restaurant in Tulsa following his round in Oklahoma

‘I used to drink anywhere from 12 to 20 diet cokes a day,’ Daly told Bensinger. ‘I used to go to McDonald’s three to four times a day. To me, they always had the best fountain diet coke.

‘You know I don’t drink water. I hate water. I cannot stand drinking water.’

The golfer vowed in 2020 to cut back on Diet Coke and cigarettes after being diagnosed with bladder cancer. Two years later, he revealed the cancer was benign.

Daly has also previously battled gambling problems that he admitted cost him around $55million between 1991 and 2007.

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