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    Wells, solely because he was still half drunk when he threw his perfect game, not realizing he was getting the start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder Gulch View Post
    I played in a group with Daly at Chickasaw CC in Memphis....he eased along for 18 holes and shot 70 in flip flops from the tips while drinking a 12 pack and taking about 2 seconds to line up shots/ putts....then it got really interesting. After going in the clubhouse and talking shit and drinking for an hour, we go back out for another 18. At this point he's not holding back. Beer a hole was the standard. By the time we reached #15 on the back, he had to go down on two knees to tee the ball because he was so ******* drunk that he would tip over if he just bent down. I'm guessing all told he was in for about 35 beers in 8 hours on the day...the last 18 he shoots 67. It was the greatest display I've ever seen by any athlete.
    Good story and impressive display of athleticism/alcoholism

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder Gulch View Post
    I played in a group with Daly at Chickasaw CC in Memphis....he eased along for 18 holes and shot 70 in flip flops from the tips while drinking a 12 pack and taking about 2 seconds to line up shots/ putts....then it got really interesting. After going in the clubhouse and talking shit and drinking for an hour, we go back out for another 18. At this point he's not holding back. Beer a hole was the standard. By the time we reached #15 on the back, he had to go down on two knees to tee the ball because he was so ******* drunk that he would tip over if he just bent down. I'm guessing all told he was in for about 35 beers in 8 hours on the day...the last 18 he shoots 67. It was the greatest display I've ever seen by any athlete.
    Off-course life
    Daly does not fly to most tournament sites in the U.S., but instead travels in a personal recreational vehicle. Daly's career has been interrupted from time to time by off-course personal incidents: He recorded an autobiographical album titled My Life, featuring guest performances by Darius Rucker, Willie Nelson, Johnny Lee, and Daron Norwood. He contributed background vocals for the "Half Your Age" track on the 2007 Kid Rock album entitled Rock And Roll Jesus.
    [edit] Alcoholism

    Daly once claimed that he drank a fifth of Jack Daniel's every day during the year he was 23 years of age, and the various reported incidents include being removed from a British Airways airplane by airport security for harassing a flight attendant while drunk. He has entered into various alcohol addiction programs, including the Betty Ford Clinic, at least three times, and has experienced four divorces since becoming a professional golfer.
    In May 1993, he was upset by his opening round at the Kemper Open, threw his scoring card in the scoring tent, walked off, and was disqualified. In late 1993, Daly was given an indefinite suspension for 1994 after quitting in the middle of the Kapalua International, and was told to seek treatment for his alcoholism. He was at first suspended for the first 12 tournaments of the 1994 season, but he returned a few weeks earlier than expected, and played in the Honda Classic, finishing fourth. These incidents resulted in a stretch between 1996 and 2001 without a professional victory. During this stretch, Daly was especially known for having spectacular blow-up holes near the end of rounds such as knocking multiple balls into water or out-of-bounds for a double-digit score, or for hitting a ball while it was still moving, and then walking off the course. During the 1998 Greater Vancouver Open, Daly was visibly shaking as he tried to play, causing the television announcers to audibly wince at the sight.
    In March 2008, Daly's swing coach Butch Harmon quit, saying that "the most important thing in [Daly's] life is getting drunk."[7]
    On Sunday, October 26, 2008, Daly was taken into protective custody by Winston-Salem police, after he was found drunk outside a Hooters restaurant.[8]
    At The Open Championship on July 15, 2010, Daly said he was no longer drinking alcohol.[9]
    Due to Daly's various drinking escapades, the alcoholic drink consisting of sweet tea-flavored vodka and lemonade (also called a Dirty Arnold Palmer) is often referred to as a John Daly.[10]
    [edit] Gambling

    In 2006, Daly revealed in the last chapter of his autobiography that he has had great difficulty with a gambling problem.[1] He claims to have lost between US$50 and $60 million over the past 15 years. This includes losing $1.5 million in October 2005, after winning half that amount at the WGC-AMX tournament, most of it lost on $5,000 Las Vegas slot machines.[11] Daly has been able to pay his gambling debts mostly through making more paid public appearances and through sponsorship opportunities.
    [edit] Drugs and the PGA

    In July 1994, Daly claimed that many PGA golfers were cocaine users, and said that if drug testing was done properly on tour, he would be "one of the cleanest guys out there".[12] This statement brought an uproar among the pro golf community.[2] Daly voluntarily missed the remainder of the 1994 season, citing physical and mental exhaustion.
    [edit] Health

    Despite prodigious consumption of cigarettes and Diet Coke, Daly had never conquered his weight problem; he refused to partake in the British Open Champions Dinner because "You can't get this fat boy into a suit." He has admitted the only reason he does not lift weights is because the health club does not let him smoke there and he would get sick after he worked out.
    In early 2009 he had "Lap-Band Surgery" which limits the amount of food that he can consume.[13][14] He reportedly lost more than 40 pounds in less than eight weeks after having the surgery.
    According to an interview with Jim Gray on Live from... the PGA Championship (a Golf Channel show) on Wednesday, August 12, 2009, Daly claimed to have lost 91 pounds following the surgery and weighed under 200 lbs.
    As of December 8, 2009, Daly had shed well over 100 pounds and was "a slim, trim 185".[15]
    Last edited by Grux; 01-20-11 at 12:19 PM.

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