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John Daly rocks SpongeBob SquarePants pants at British Open

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HOYLAKE, ENGLAND - JULY 16: John Daly of the United States smokes while on a green during a practice round prior to the start of the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on July 16, 2014 in Hoylake, England. (Photo by Warren Little/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)
HOYLAKE, ENGLAND - JULY 16: John Daly of the United States waits alongside his caddie/girlfriend Anna Cladakis during a practice round prior to the start of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on July 16, 2014 in Hoylake, England. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
HOYLAKE, ENGLAND - JULY 16: Detail of John Daly of the United States' outfit during a practice round prior to the start of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on July 16, 2014 in Hoylake, England. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
HOYLAKE, ENGLAND - JULY 16: Detail of John Daly of the United States' outfit during a practice round prior to the start of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on July 16, 2014 in Hoylake, England. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
US golfer John Daly wearing his unusual colourful trousers on the practice green at Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake, north west England on July 16, 2014 ahead of The British Open Golf Championship. AFP PHOTO / PETER MUHLY (Photo credit should read PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)
HOYLAKE, ENGLAND - JULY 16: John Daly of the United States looks on during a practice round prior to the start of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on July 16, 2014 in Hoylake, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
HOYLAKE, ENGLAND - JULY 16: John Daly of the United States looks on during a practice round prior to the start of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on July 16, 2014 in Hoylake, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
HOYLAKE, ENGLAND - JULY 16: John Daly of the United States waits alongside his caddie/girlfriend Anna Cladakis during a practice round prior to the start of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on July 16, 2014 in Hoylake, England. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
HOYLAKE, ENGLAND - JULY 16: John Singleton of England and John Daly of the United States sign autographs for spectators during a practice round prior to the start of the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on July 16, 2014 in Hoylake, England. (Photo by Warren Little/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)
HOYLAKE, ENGLAND - JULY 16: John Daly of the United States signs his autograph for fans during a practice round prior to the start of the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on July 16, 2014 in Hoylake, England. (Photo by Warren Little/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)
HOYLAKE, ENGLAND - JULY 16: Detail of John Daly of the United States' outfit during a practice round prior to the start of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on July 16, 2014 in Hoylake, England. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
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By Dan Mennella

There was a brief time when John Daly's irreverence was a Story in golf. He wasn't good enough and was too self-destructive for interest in that narrative to last, but he's still managed to stick around as a pro, popping up occasionally as the flamboyantly dressed, mulleted, gamblin'-addicted, chain-smokin', crazy old uncle on tour.

And Daly took his clothes game to the next level on Wednesday, wearing what I presume are pajama pants pants with a Spongebob Squarepants print during practice at Royal Hoylake at Liverpool, the site of this year's British Open, which begins Thursday. You know, just rockin' the SBSPs at one of the storied courses in golf history. Daly was also sporting pink spikes, just in case the slacks were too subtle.

Daly, who endorses golf apparel from a line called Loudmouth, won the British Open at St. Andrews in 1995 (his second and most recent major), assuring him a lifetime invitation at the Open Championship. After he showed up in these duds, event officials may be reconsidering.

Daly's glory days may be behind him, but he never compromised his individuality.
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