The 56-year-old was one of the stars of the opening round of the 2022 PGA Championship on Thursday, decked out in his green top and extravagant pants like tradition.
Daly was in the first group from the tee on the first round, and he got off to a good start, with birds on the first and fifth holes to get close to the top of the standings.
Daly used a cart to navigate the course and smoked several cigarettes as he made his way through the 18 holes.
Though he slipped off the board on his back nine holes—including four bogeys in his last five holes—the 1991 PGA Championship winner enjoyed a successful day under the Oklahoma sun at Southern Hills Country Club.
And for one of golf’s more colorful personalities, Daly celebrated in the most “John Daly” way after his first round.
While his other competitors might be resting or making some minor adjustments on the beach, Daly got some well-deserved rest and food.
He starts the second round of Friday’s two-over par, seven shots behind leader Rory McIlroy, so we’ll see if Daly’s routine of wings and slots catches on with his fellow players.