Wild thing John Daly makes his Champions Tour debut in Texas on Thursday when his colour and candour will be a pep pill for the tired over-50s circuit.

Typically, Daly will pull on a new pair of out-there pants from his Loudmouth Golf range for the occasion, which has been on countdown for a year.

When Daly turned 50 last Thursday, there were three schools of thought - how has he lived this long, is he that old and what a one-off.

It is hard to believe it is 21 years since Daly blazed a one iron around St Andrews on a blustery Sunday at St Andrews to win the 1995 British Open.


He has been a club-throwing, boozing, gambling debacle at times yet also a fan favourite who penned the classic song All My Exes Wear Rolexes to note his four failed marriages.

"You know, there is nothing greater than getting it going and having the fans getting loud and crazy," Daly told PGATour.com.

The big-hitting Daly said he can still smote a three iron 230m.

If the little white ball does not get in the hole quickly enough, he can always head off for a drink with Champions Tour pal Fuzzy Zoeller, now the maker of Fuzzy's Vodka.