As they say, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
PGA Tour legend John Daly is known for his love of cigs, beer, Diet Coke, and…
In fact, he loves Hooters so much, he’s made it a tradition to go down to Augusta, Georgia every year during Masters week to hangout at the local Hooters all day for a week straight (I’m sure it’s only because of the wings and cheap draft beer).
In fact, John is even an official Hooters ambassador.
With that being said, it appears that his son, John Jr., is starting to take a liking to the iconic wing joint himself, as he just inked an NIL deal with the fine establishment.
John Jr., a freshman golfer at the University of Arkansas, signed the name, image, and likeness deal today, and his father made an official agreement with the restaurant chain as well.
John Jr. weighed in on the new deal:
“Hooters is the ideal place for me to go and unwind after a long day on the course or in the classroom, so I am honored to be chosen as an ambassador for the iconic brand.
I have seen my father’s great relationship with Hooters over the years, and I am proud to continue my family’s association with this iconic brand.”
Bruce Skala, Hooters of America senior vice president of marketing, expressed his excitement as well:
“Hooters is thrilled to make our long-standing relationship with John official and to enter an exciting new venture with Little John as our first NIL ambassador.
John’s larger-than-life personality makes him an ideal representative of Hooters’ fun-loving spirit, while Little John will promote our brand to the next generation as one of the next big names in golf. We are ecstatic to have the Dalys, fantastic golfers and great personalities, on board as spokespeople for Hooters, the definitive 19th hole.”
According to Outkick, John Sr. will rep Hooters apparel, along with a Hooters golf bag as he continues to play on the PGA Tour Champions circuit.
He will also hold meet-and-greets at store locations across the country.
John Daly Teams Up With Willie Nelson For “Whiskey & Water”
There may not be a more polarizing golfer on this planet than John Daly.
From his insanely long and unique swing, his massive drives, and his wild Diet Coke, beer, and cigarette addiction, and not to mention his badass mullet and ‘stache he used to rock back in the day, he’s far from your stereotypical perception of a pro golfer.
And to add to the “Most interesting golfer on the planet” list, the man can play country music too.
In fact, he recently dropped his second album, titled Whiskey & Water.
With it being Masters week and all, I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about the title-track of the album, which features no other than ol’ Willie Nelson himself.
Written by Brinley Addington, Tyler Reeve, and Luke Combs’ guitar player Rob Williford, Daly sings about how he’s friends with a preacher who doesn’t judge him for his actions, and every time he’s ready to put his full-throttle past life behind him, his old buddy Jack Daniel’s always finds a way to get in his ear.
Throw in Shotgun Willie’s feature, and not gonna lie, this is a damn good country song.
John said back in March in an interview with PGA Tour.com:
“We’ve been friends forever. I know “Whiskey and Water” is going to be played on the radio… because Willie’s on it.”
And while they don’t even play Willie on the radio, it’s still pretty good.
If you’re a fan of golf and country music, you’re gonna like this one a lot:
John is an avid country fan and has been known to hang out at country music festivals (I ran into him once in Chicago, guy is hilarious).
He’s also buddies with Kid Rock, has been known to bump a little Tyler Childers, and hopped on stage with Jon Pardi a couple years back.
Back in 2010, he released a song called, “Hit It Hard,” from the album I Only Know One Way.