I was going down a John Daly A rabbit hole here recently, and every day I find myself stunned by the fact that:
1. He was able to live this full lifestyle (which is an understatement), and it still works.
2. He is still alive today.
Seriously, Dali is Coe Wetzel of PGA Tour golf, and there probably won’t be another Tour player like him.
Although Daly admitted that it was only one of the times he defeated Tiger, it was the way he overcame him that made this story so impressive.
After the first day, Tiger and Daly did not play well, but they scored the same result, which means that they will play together the next day.
Dali being Dali, he began bombarding Crown Bottles with his teammates, and asked Tiger to drink with him.
“No, I’m going to hit some balls… in a couple of hours he’s back…. “Hey, are you going to drink with us now?” He says, “No, I’m going to put on my gym shorts and go work out.
Three hours later he’s back, I’m in my third bottle of Crown, I’m wasted, we’re all wasted but we’re having a good time.”
The tiger refused, and after Long Jun had three bottles of the Profound Crown, Tiger told him that he should play “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” in front of all the tournament sponsors.
Messing with Dali, Tiger hands him a guitar with plastic strings, and a drunk Dali still pulls off a great rendition of the song after dropping three bottles of Crown.
The next day, the two were paired together, and a hungry Daly proceeded to a roaring six-shot tiger as the man convinced the greatest golfer on the planet that he still drank Crown Drinks on the golf course, when that were just cups. From Diet Coke.
“He would look at me all day, I’d have drinks, people would bring me drinks on the golf course… I was just making him think they were drinks.”
Then he talked about how the two played together on a later course, and between the way from the 18th hole to the club, he pounded six Miller Lites in almost no time.
“You’re not right, dude.”
And he answered:
“Look at me tiger, I have Dunkin’ Donuts, well, up my sleeve, a Diet Pill on my collar. What makes you think I’m not?”
An absolute legend.
John Daly used to drink 35-40 beers a day
I am now fully convinced that John Daly was built in a lab.
It’s no secret that the two-time PGA Tour Main Champion winner is one of the wild MF’er, having practically lived the majority of his 55 years shelling out beer, whiskey, Diet Cox, ribin’ cigs, and basically living on McDonald’s and Trumpets.
Although the guy can’t play like he used to, it’s really crazy how this guy managed to combine his successful golf career in the ’90s and early 2000s.
He sat down for an interview with Graham Bensinger in 2016, detailing how he used to play the best drunk golf.
He claims that the golf course records he broke all came while playing drunk, shirtless, and barefoot, and there were several nights on the PGA Tour where he wouldn’t return from a long night of partying until 7-7:30 a.m., with a tee time of 8 .
“I won’t wake up until the thirteenth hole.”
Needless to say, some people have it built differently.
Perhaps the craziest part is the amount of alcohol he consumes daily. He admitted he would drink anywhere from a can of beer, to 35-40 beers
“I can drink, maybe a case of 35 beers a day, or 40 … easily, yes.”
Then he said he would start drinking whiskey after beer.
John Daly and Willie Nelson Dewitt
And to add to the list of “the most exciting golfer on the planet”, the guy can play country music, too.
In fact, he recently dropped his second album titled whiskey and water.
Since it was Masters week and all, I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about the album’s title track, which has nothing but ol’ Willie Nelson Himself.
Written by Brinley Addington, Tyler Reeve, and Luke Combs guitarist Rob Williford, Daley sings about his friendship with a preacher who doesn’t judge him for his actions, and each time he’s ready to give up his entire previous life. To him, his old companion Jack Daniel always finds a way to get into his ear.
John said back in March in an interview with PGA Tour.com:
“We have been friends forever. I know ‘Whiskey and Water’ will be playing on the radio…because Willy is on it.”
And even though they don’t even play Willy on the radio, it’s still pretty good.
If you are a fan of golf and country music, you will love this: