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John Daly is wearing his SpongeBob SquarePants slacks at British Open (photos)

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Granted, it isn’t during actual tournament play, but John Daly, a dapper dresser of sorts who never fails to surprise — or shock — onlookers due to his decision to show up at golf events nattily attired (for lack of a better way of putting it), showed up on the hallowed grounds of a revered course looking his best … or his worst.

Daly once again one-upped himself — in a way — by showing up at Royal Liverpool to get a little practice in before The Open Championship begins on Thursday in some outrageous pants featuring the major championship-ready theme of SpongeBob SquarePants.

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Quite the look, wouldn’t you agree? And this isn’t even the first time he’s rocked these outrageous pants, as Daly sported them at the Qatar Masters earlier this year.

It may be hard to believe that before Daly became a professional golf sideshow in light of his boozing, gambling, lap band surgeries, ugly marriages followed by messier divorces and selling souvenirs outside the gates of Augusta National Golf Club during the Masters, he was a young golfer that seemingly had limitless potential and the world as his stage; his giant, powerful swing and bombed drives leaving both fans and tour colleagues in awe.

Many forget that Daly once was considered one of best golfers on tour, a two-time major winner courtesy of a PGA Championship victory in 1991 and a British Open win following a thrilling four-hole playoff against Costantino Rocca.

A lot of time and a lot of trouble have transpired since those heady days of big-time victories, but Daly seems to at least righted himself to a certain extent, compared to the sad state he often found himself in as a consequence of his hard-partying, hard-living ways.

As a former British Open champion under the age of 60, Daly received an exemption to compete in The Open Championship this year and will continue to be allowed to do so for another decade-plus.

Hopefully, he will continue to showcase his bigger-than-life personality highlighted by his outrageous wardrobe. Love him or hate him, John Daly still is able to be one heckuva compelling figure in the often stodgy world of pro golf.

[H/T Eye on Golf]

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