It would seem to be an insurmountable rhetorical challenge. The challenge that I'm referring to is making the case that
First off, there are a few straws that I could grasp regarding his life and livelihood that support my argument. John Daly is very good at a very trad sport. He, in fact, is a British Open champion. On its face, there can’t be many accomplishments more trad than that (maybe captaining the 1940 Yale baseball team). On the other hand, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe are Wimbledon Champions but that doesn’t make them trad. There’s the fact that the British people love him and that means something. After all, they love Tom Watson and they really loved Bobby Jones; both trad legends in my book. On the other hand, they also like Eminem.
Like Repp ties, blue blazers with brass buttons and flat-front khakis, John Daly's pants are masculine totems of strength, honesty and truth. Keeping it real. Phoniness is not trad. John Daly is flawed. That's well documented. But if you let him, he probably would pitch a tent at St. Andrews and live amongst the dunes and surf fish for his dinner 'til the end of his days. And he would be quick with a joke and always give you the straight take. What's more trad than that? And, if you didn't like him, he'd be first to tell you to go to hell.