In the staid world of American professional golf, John Daly has always stood out, but never more so than this week. The Bunyanesque two-time major champion is making his return to the PGA Tour, after a six-month suspension for bad behavior, sporting a wardrobe right out of Caddyshack. Daly is being outfitted by Loudmouth Golf, a California-based producer of kaleidoscopic golf wear.
The company was started in 2000 by Scott Woodworth, an accomplished graphic designer and Rhode Island School of Design grad who says the idea came to him when he couldn't find any colorful clothes to wear for golf. He'd grown up watching greats like Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller win tournaments in the '70s in garishly colored polyester pants and decided to create a retro clothing line harkening back to that era.
Loudmouth's pants ($89.99) come in a variety of styles: paisley, argyle, dots, stripes, houndstooth and plaid. All of which Daly has been showcasing for months now during his exile on the PGA European Tour. Loudmouth offers an American fit (wide, straight leg) and a European fit (slimmer, flared leg). The company also sells shorts ($69.95), in the same styles as its pants; matching solid-color shirts ($49.99); and patent leather belts ($49.99), which are made in three colors including de rigeur white.