OK, OK, OK. So, Halloween was nearly a week ago, but we didn't find the best golf-related costume until today.
Late is better than never, right? And trust us, the wait was totally worth it.
Meet Charlie Trunk. He's 2 years old. For Halloween, Charlie was dressed as John Daly, complete with Loudmouth pants (we didn't even know they came that small!), a fake cigarette and a blonde mullet. Charlie even brought his father, Jon, along to caddie.
Absolutely nailed it. Check it out:
We caught up with Charlie's dad to learn a little more about the costume -- and it turns out it was much more elaborate than what you see in the pictures.
"It's important to note that some of the props were not pictured -- golf cart/stroller, diet coke, flagstick," Jon Trunk told us. "A good costume is all in the details. We got a big kick out of it though, and think it's hilarious other people noticed. Great story for Charlie's scrapbook."
Hard to believe, but this John Daly costume for 2-year-old Charlie might actually be the second best Halloween costume of his young life.
How's that possible, you ask? Well, he was Mike Ditka last year. Jon sent us the picture below for proof:
Back to last Friday. So why John Daly?
"I played competitive golf through high school and still play as much as I can," Jon Trunk told us. "Although as life happens, I don't get out as much as I would like. Priorities change, in a good way. Anyway, Charlie is a very happy-go-lucky kid and is already big into sports. The first floor of our house is littered with bats, balls, clubs, you name it. For selfish reasons, I'm hoping he settles on golf. He's always been a big kid, off the charts height and weight, and has straight blonde hair -- although it was supplemented with a wig for the costume. Sticking with the sports theme from last year, we thought he could really pull off Big John, as much as a 2-year-old could without Family Services getting a call."
Jon concedes that he himself is a big Daly fan and has followed the two-time major champ's career "pretty closely."
We wondered, what was the reaction of people handing out candy when they saw the pint-sized Daly?
"There were some people that really got it, and others that I started to explain it to, eventually arriving at, 'Never mind, he's a professional golfer,'" Jon Trunk said. "Those that got it said we were the coolest parents ever. Lots of pictures and laughs."
In case you were wondering, Daly saw the photo. He loved it:
"I was cracking up," Jon Trunk said of the Daly tweet. "I ran upstairs and woke up my sleeping -- and pregnant -- wife to tell her. We thought of this outfit a while ago, but never intended to have anybody beyond friends and family see it, let alone the costume's inspiration. The beauty of social media!"