John Daly's Pants and the 20 Worst Golf Fashions in History

John BurkeContributor IApril 1, 2011

John Daly's Pants and the 20 Worst Golf Fashions in History

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    RIO GRANDE, PR - MARCH 10:  John Daly hits a drive during the first round of the Puerto Rico Open presented by at Trump International Golf Club on March 10, 2011 in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.  (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)
    Michael Cohen/Getty Images

    Golf has seen its fair share of styles of the years.

    From looking fantastic to looking frumpy, there is a big spectrum of ways to look on the golf course.

    So next time you go to buy some new clothes for the course, turn to the people who you watch every weekend.

    Just be sure to avoid looking like the 20 people you will find on this list. Unless you want to become the laughing stock of your course.

Jesper Parnevik

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    I have no idea what went through Jasper's mind when he thought it would be a good idea to wear the brim of his cap like this.

    I guess it got him another sponsor, but I would rather have no sponsors than be forced to wear my hat like that.

    Frankly, Jasper looks stupid.

    Every day when I watch golf I thank the golfing Gods that this, did not catch on.

2010 Ryder Cup Team

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    The 2010 United States Ryder Cup team showed up at Celtic Manor ready to take home the Ryder Cup.

    And they might have done so if their rain suits were not so horrendous.

    First, the rain suits did not keep the water out. 

    Uh, that is pretty much the point of rain suits. If they do not keep the water out, they might as well not be worn. 

    On top of the fact that they did not work, the rain suits were awful to look at.

    They looked like college basketball team warm-up suits. 

    I mean, seriously. This is golf. We really do not need the names of the players on their backs.

John Daly

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    KOHLER, WI - AUGUST 12:  John Daly waits on the eighth green during the first round of the 92nd PGA Championship on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits on August 12, 2010 in Kohler, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
    Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

    I really cannot fault John Daly for wearing these pants. 

    Daly needed a sponsor and Loud Mouth Golf was willing to put up the cash.

    That does not make the pants any less ugly, however.

    I would even say that the pants pictured are some of his better looking ones.

Johnny Miller

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    I know what you are thinking. You don't think that outfit looks too bad. 

    But please look again.

    The collars on the shirt look like airplane wings!

    This is from his amazing 1973 U.S. Open win, so his great comeback makes up for his outfit.

    It doesn't make up for some of the comments Miller makes as a television announcer...but that is a story for a different time.

Christina Kim

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    ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 02:  Christina Kim points on the 8th hole during the first round of the LPGA Tour Championship at Grand Cypress Resort on December 2, 2010 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
    Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

    Christina Kim is a great asset to the LPGA Tour. Kim is enthusiastic and entertaining to watch. 

    Her clothing, however, borders on ridiculous. 

    Whether it is an all purple ensemble or an outfit that looks like she gave a four-year-old a box of crayons and told them to go at, Kim could make some better choices in the outfit department. 

Payne Stewart

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    31 Oct 1999: Stuart Appleby leans on his club as he wears knickers in honor of Payne Stewart during The Tour Championship at the Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas.
    Craig Jones/Getty Images

    I am sure I will catch some flak for this one.

    I know Payne Stewart wanted to stand out when he made the decision to wear knickers when he played.

    And Stewart accomplished his goal. You always knew when Stewart was walking down the fairway.

    Standing out, however, is not always a good thing. And in Stewart's case, I am not a fan of the knickers.

    I loved him as a player, but hated his style.

1999 Ryder Cup Team

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    The 1999 Ryder Cup was the first that I actually have memories of watching. 

    For that reason, "The Battle of Brookline" will always be special to me.

    But with those memories comes a memory I wish I could permanently remove.

    I cannot seem to ever forget those awful shirts they wore 

    Tiger Woods said they were so ugly the team burned them after they were finished.

Jimmy Demaret

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    Jimmy Demaret was one of the first guys to bring really distinct color to the game, for which I applaud him.

    Unfortunately, taking that much of a risk leaves some room for failure, which occasionally, Demaret did.

    The shirt in the picture looks like a sweater vest and polo rolled rolled into one. 

All White from Head to Toe

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    LA JOLLA, CA - JANUARY 27:  Dustin Johnson hits his tee shot on the fifth hole during round one of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines North Course on January 27, 2011 in La Jolla, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
    Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

    I do not really know when this fad started. All I know is it needs to end now.

    Unless you are planning on painting your house, you should never wear all white.

    While I am sure these players are paid handsomely for wearing these outfits, I do not excuse them.

Woody Austin

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    GRAND BLANC, MI - JUNE 27:  Woody Austin reacts to his putt on the 2nd hole during the second round of the Buick Open at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club on June 27, 2008 in Grand Blanc, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
    Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

    I really do not understand who thought it was a good idea to put a tropical scene on a shirt.

    It looks tacky. It looks ugly.

    I realize that golf is played in some beautiful areas. I do not need to be reminded of that by looking at a shirt.

1985 U.S. Ryder Cup Team

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    Lee Trevino, Captain of the United States team with team members Lanny Wadkins, Craig Stadler, Raymond Floyd,Tom Kite, Peter Jacobsen, Hal Sutton, Andy North,Mark O'Meara, Calvin Peete, Hubert Green, Fuzzy Zoeller and Curtis Strange during the 26th Ryder
    David Cannon/Getty Images

    The United States Ryder Cup team seems to find it entertaining to wear horrendous clothes.

    I am all for national pride. 

    I am not for wearing red pants under any circumstances.

    The 1985 U.S. Ryder Cup team looks like they should be working for an airline, not on a golf course.

Chi Chi Rodriguez

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    Chi Chi Rodriguez always brought a different style to the game.

    Unfortunately, different does not always mean good.

    While there were times when Chi Chi wore his hat well, in the picture here, the hat coupled with that shirt is awful.

Tiger Woods at the 2009 Masters

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    Normally, Tiger Woods is dressed impeccably.

    The first round of the 2009 Masters, however, was a different story.

    When I first saw his shirt, I thought the light blue as an undershirt.

    Then I realized it was part of his normal shirt.

    I still wonder what went through his mind when he put that shirt on and thought it looked good.

Lee Trevino

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    SAN ANTONIO, TX - OCTOBER 30:  Lee Trevino waits on the tee during the second round of the AT&T Championship at Oak Hills Country Club on October 30, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
    Darren Carroll/Getty Images

    Lee Trevino is a multiple-time violator of fashion rules.

    In the 1970s, Trevino would often wear hideous plaid pants with a matching shirt. 

    And while I thank the golf god's that he no longer wears plaid, Trevino still needs a little help in fashion.

    I mean, just look at his hat!

Shingo Katayama

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    AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09:  Shingo Katayama of Japan plays a shot on the 14th hole during the second round of the 2010 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2010 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
    Jamie Squire/Getty Images

    Cowboy hats have no place on a golf course. There is no two ways about it.

    Shingo, while fun to watch, will never be considered a good dresser by any stretch of the imagination.

Ian Poulter

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    It pains me to put Ian Poulter on this list.

    Oftentimes, Poulter is the best dressed player on the course, able to pull off a wide variety of colors and styles.

    That does not mean Poulter has not made a fashion mistake on occasion.

    After all, to be the best dressed, you are bound to make a few mistakes along the way!

Phil Mickelson

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    Hey! Look!

    The UPS guy is on the golf course.

    Oh, wait! That is just Phil Mickelson. 

    I am not really sure why someone would wear all brown on the golf course, but I would like an explanation. 

    To make matters worse, Mickelson wears clothes that are usually a size or two small.

Any 1990s Golf Shirt

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    The 1990s were a dark time in golf fashion.

    Every week was khaki pants and a golf shirt that was two sizes to big.

    Short-sleeve shirts are supposed to stop at least an inch before your elbow, not a couple of inches after the elbow.

Anthony Kim's Belt Buckle

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    Absolutely awful.

    That is the only way to describe the belt buckles Anthony Kim wears on tour. 

    Not only do they look tacky but they take away from a usually well-put-together outfit.

Rory Sabbatini

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    What does Rory Sabbatini like to match with his often poor attitude?

    An ugly outfit, of course!

    When Sabbatini is not wearing every shade of purple imaginable, he is also fond of wearing cowboy hats. And while I know Sabbatini has taken to wearing the hats for health reasons, I am still not very fond of how they look.