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The ball doesn’t fall far from the tee: John Daly, his son signs a deal with Hooters


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The old golf ball doesn’t fall far from the tee when it comes to John Daly and his son.

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John Daly II has now signed a sponsorship deal with the famous Hooters chain, his father’s favourite. And dear old dad is in on it.

Daly Sr., one of golf’s most beloved, hard-drinking, cigarette-smoking hooligans, greets fans every year during the Masters by hoisting a few with the fans at the Hooters in Augusta.

Now it’s his son’s turn.

Legendary Hooters fan, John Daly and waiter. DOCUMENT/ HOOTERS

“Hooters is the perfect place for me to go and unwind after a long day on the course or in the classroom, so I’m honored to have been chosen as an iconic brand ambassador,” Daly II said in a statement.

“I’ve seen my father’s great relationship with Hooters over the years, and I’m proud to continue my family’s association with this iconic brand.”

Dad added: “As a longtime fan of the brand off the course, I’m thrilled that this relationship with Hooters extends to the greens. It will be a great partnership because Hooters is synonymous with authentic fun. I’m looking forward to representing the brand and having a great time doing it.

The ball doesn’t fall far from the tee: John Daly, his son signs a deal with Hooters
Need a fourth? John Daly Jr. and the Hooters girls. DOCUMENT/ HOOTERS

Now 55, Daly Sr. won the 1991 PGA Championship and the 1995 Open Championship during his PGA Tour career. Known for his blistering workouts and late-day stunts, Daly Sr. has become more of a trail jester over the past two decades.

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But he and his son won the PNC Championship in December, beating Tiger Woods and his son Charlie by two strokes to win the title.

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