John Daly and the 10 Ugliest Golf Pants

John BurkeContributor IJune 2, 2011

John Daly and the 10 Ugliest Golf Pants

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    PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO - FEBRUARY 24:  John Daly pulls a club from his golf bag during the first round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun held at El Camaleon Golf Club on February 24, 2011 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  (Photo by Michael
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    The clothes make the man. 

    If that saying is true, there are a fair amount of golfers in a world of hurt.

    There is a difference between looking stylish on the golf course and looking foolish. And with the current number of players who are willing to take "risks" on fashion, there are a large number of players looking foolish. 

    Today's players obviously noted that golf clothes got a little boring in the 1990's. They are bound to not commit the same fashion mistakes.

    Unfortunately, I am not sure if the clothes they are wearing look any better. Actually, some of the outfits look worse, much worse.

Ian Poulter: 2004

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    TROON, SCOTLAND - JULY 15: Ian Poulter of England wearing his Union Jack trousers during the first round of the 133rd Open Championship at the Royal Troon Golf Club on July 15, 2004 in Troon, Scotland.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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    I have no idea what Ian Poulter was thinking when he decided to wear these pants. 

    Granted, he wore them during the 2004 Open Championship at Royal Troon. That still is not an acceptable excuse in my eyes. 

    There is a place for flags, and that place would be a flag pole. Ian's legs to do not count as flag poles.

U.S. Ryder Cup Team: 1985

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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
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    I am not sure why the U.S. Ryder Cup team always finds the most hideous pants they can find. 

    It is a reoccuring theme. It is also a nightmare that needs to stop.

    These pants come straight out of 1985. And trust me, you can tell they are not from this era. While they may be a major color of the U.S.A, they look horrendous. 

U.S. Ryder Cup Team: 2010

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    CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 27:  In this handout image provided by Ryder Cup Europe, USA team captain Corey Pavin arrives with the USA team at Cardiff Airport prior to the start of the 2010 Ryder Cup on September 27, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales.  (Photo by Ryde
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    Who knew Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson played golf in the 1970's?!

    Oh, that's right. They didn't.

    Judging by the bell-bottom pants in this picture, you could have fooled me. 

Payne Stewart: 1997

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    18 Oct 1997:  Payne Stewart looks on during the Disney Oldsmobile Classic at Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Florida. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman  /Allsport
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    Understand, I have never been a fan of the plus-four knickers. While they may have been popular ages ago, they simply look goofy.

    Payne Stewart wore them to stand out, a respectable reason.

    What is not respectable is that color orange. I hope Rickie Fowler is reading.

John Daly: 2010

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    VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 27:  John Daly of the USA walks up a fairway during the second round of the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club on May 27, 2011 in Virginia Water, England.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
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    I could probably post each pair of pants that John Daly wears in this article. There is not a pair of pants he wears that are anywhere near attractive. 

    But I did not want to subject people to one picture of Daly after the next so I picked the pants I find to be the worst. 

    I can deal with the plaids and argyles. Flowers, on the hand, have no place on golf pants. 

Felipe Aguilar: 2009

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    Again with the flag on a pair of pants!

    This time the offender is Felipe Aguilar of Chile. While it is rare to have a Chilean on tour, there are subtle, more effective ways to show his pride.

Adam Scott: 2003

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    France is a place known for its fashion. So I like Adam Scott's attempt at being fashionable.

    The full-length Burberry plaid trousers are not exactly ground-breaking in the fashion industry. In fact, they are down right grotesque. 

Ian Poulter: 2005

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    ST. ANDREWS, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 14:  Ian Poulter of England putts on the first green wearing his claret jug trousers during the first round of the 134th Open Championship at Old Course, St. Andrews Golf Links, July 14, 2005 in St. Andrews, Scotland.  (
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    Another Open Championship, another pair of ugly pants. 

    While Poulter did not make the same mistake twice, the Claret Jug image down the leg of his pants are not much better.

    But I guess if you can't actually win a Claret Jug, the next best thing is putting one on your pants!

Sergio Garcia: 2006

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    I turned on the television for the 2006 British Open and soon found myself watching a canary play golf. 

    Actually, it was just Sergio Garcia. No idea why he decided to wear a full canary yellow outfit, but he did.

    All I can say is awful. Simply awful. 

Rickie Fowler: 2011

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    DUBLIN, OH - JUNE 02:  Ricky Fowler hits his scond shot on the par 4 9th hole during the first round of The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 2, 2011 in Dublin, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty I
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    This outfit comes right behind Sergio's canary duds on the ugly scale. 

    Mint green, Rickie?! Seriously?

    I do not like your Oklahoma State orange pants. What on earth makes you think people would want to want you play golf dressed in mint green?


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