A month after selling merchandise at an Augusta, Georgia Hooters during Masters week, John Daly won a professional golf tournament.
Daly won the Insperity Invitational on the Champions Tour, golf’s 50 and over circuit, over the weekend. He finished -14 under for the tournament played at The Woodlands in Texas and defeated Tommy Armour III and Kenny Perry by a single stroke. Daly’s last professional victory came all the way back in 2004 at the PGA Tour’s Buick Invitational.
Daly celebrated in the only way he could, by wearing American flag pants and getting showered with champagne on the 18th green.
And of course because we’re living in some kind of bizarro world timeline, Daly’s victory drew congratulations on Twitter from none other than the President of the United States. It might be the first time a sitting president has felt the need to tweet about a Champions Tour event.
Congratulations to @PGA_JohnDaly on his big win yesterday. John is a great guy who never gave up – and now a winner again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2017
How unlikely was Daly’s victory? In 22 events since turning 50 a little over a year ago, Daly had never even registered a Top 10 finish on the Champions Tour. Given Daly himself says he “beat the odds” to make it to 50 years old alive and well after a life filled with, well, everything John Daly does, that has to make victory even sweeter.