Known for his long drives, John Patrick Daly was first recognized in 1991 after winning the PGA Championship. But the win isn't what projected "Long John" to golfing celebrity. Rather it was his non-conformist attitude personified through his golf tournament attire, occasional run-ins with the law (like the time he got arrested at a Hooters in 2008), and bouts of drunkenness (see Hooters).
Simultaneously, John has established some positives records, related to his golfing career. Starting in 1997, Daly became the 1st PGA Tour player to average 300 years per drive over a full season. He would repeat this feat again from 1999 thru 2003 before another PGA Tour player would join the ranks, while John continued his 300-yard average until 2008. Whether it was his attitude towards golfing or his professional reputation, John is the only tour winner to win tournaments in Europe and the United States but never been a member of the Ryder Cup.
Celebrating nonconformity, Hopworks Urban Brewery celebrates John's career (and entry at the Boeing Classic) from August 22nd thru the 28th, by hosting a few parties in Seattle.
"... The John Daly cocktail can be traced back to a golf club in Kentucky It has been told that John Daly would order a Arnold Palmer and add vodka to it so he could drink on tour. The country club got wind of this and made it a cocktail. He tried to sue them but he didn't have his name trade marked and the cocktail was born."
Starting on August 21st, HUB celebrates John Daly Week, at Hooverville from 1pm - 4pm. After Hooverville, HUB hosts another party at Canterbury Ale House from 6pm-9pm (August 23rd), Olaf's from 6pm-9pm (August 27th) and concludes the celebration at the Latona Pub (August 28th) from 1pm - 4pm.
At each stop, Hopworks will be featuring Totally Radler in each John Daly cocktail, while hosting a miniature golf course in the bar. For the cocktail-averse, HUB will also have 2 - 4 of their beers on draft as well. Better start practicing!
N.W. Beer Guide