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The 8 Greatest John Daly Moments

Everyone loves John Daly because he makes all our drinking, eating and gambling problems seem like child’s play. Here are our eight favorite moments from the man who likes to grip it, rip it and then drink it or gamble away his life savings on it.

8. Teeing Off with a Beer Can

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What you can’t tell from this video is that his drive off a Coors Light tall boy went about 250 yards straight down the fairway. You know you’ve done a good job when you’ve managed to impress an overall-wearing Kid Rock.

7. Beaten By His Wife

Real men don’t hit women. But real men can still make the cut of a golf tournament after their wife scratches the shit out of their face. According to the AP:

“"While I slept at home last night, I was the victim of an assault by my wife," Daly said.

According to Daly, he was awakened by his wife attacking him with a steak knife and shouting, "I will kill you."

"While I slept at home last night, I was the victim of an assault by my wife," Daly said.

"My only concern at this point is for the safety of my children and myself, and we are working closely with local authorities and PGA Tour security officials to assure appropriate safeguards."

John Daly shot a 74 on Friday, which means he has a good chance of making the cut.”

6. Getting Drunk With Topless Women

These photos tell the story of a man with his priorities in the right place. Most golfers spend their time on the course honing their short game or reconstructing their putting stroke to gain an advantage on the tour. John Daly, on the other hand, gets wasted and hangs out with topless chicks. Which do you think is cooler?

5. Daly Has A Big Gambling “Problema”

According to ESPN: “John Daly says he has lost between $50 million and $60 million during 12 years of heavy gambling and that it has become a problem that could "flat-out ruin me" if he doesn’t bring it under control.

Daly discussed his addiction to gambling in the final chapter of his autobiography, "John Daly: My Life In and Out of the Rough," to be released next Monday.

He told one story of earning $750,000 when he lost in a playoff to Tiger Woods last fall in San Francisco at a World Golf Championship. Instead of going home, he drove to Las Vegas and says he lost $1.65 million in five hours playing mostly $5,000 slot machines.

"And here’s how my sick mind analyzed the situation," Daly wrote. "My sponsorship payments would be coming through in January, so I’d be able to pay everything off and get back to even by the beginning of the New Year. Everything’s fine. Everything’s OK. No problema. Hell, yes, there’s a problema."

4. Passed Out At A Hooters

In the most recent addition to the John Daly canon, he had a little too much fun at a Hooters. According to a numerous news outlets:

"Daly spent a night in jail after police hauled him away from a Hooters in Winston-Salem, N.C, early Sunday morning. According to the Winston-Salem Journal, paramedics went to the restaurant at 1 a.m. when they got a report that Daly had passed out.

The paramedics called police, who said Daly was drunk and unwilling to go to the hospital. But Hooters was closing, so police took him to jail until he sobered up."

3. Sharing His Thoughts On Puking

“Fat boys like me can get through the heat. Every time I worked out I threw up and I thought to myself that you can get drunk and throw up, so it’s just not for me.

“I’m flexible enough, there are probably some things I could do to keep my flexibility up, but I’d rather smoke, drink diet Cokes and eat. I get enough exercise walking five or six miles a day.”

2. Throwing His Clubs Into A Lake

Wouldn’t it be nice to see Tiger Woods do this just once? According to Golftoday:

“Daly threw his putter and ball into the water near the 18th green. Then he shook hands with his playing partners and walked alone up the fairway to his villa on the course.

Daly was disqualified for failing to sign his scorecard following the second round.

This sort of display was all too familiar for Daly, who on top of his meltdowns on the course has battled problems with drinking, eating and gambling.

After hitting out of the sand, he failed to clean his ball or set up his putt before two-putting for 7.

He then flung his putter about 30 yards into the pond.”

1. Doing An Entire Interview While Shirtless

When most people know that a reporter is going to come and do a story on them, they might get a haircut or prepare some answers. Maybe even put on a nice shirt. Instead, John does the exact opposite.

23 Responses to "The 8 Greatest John Daly Moments"

  1. Daly Duty says:

    Daly is the shit…he’s not afraid to actually have fun while making a shit load more money than most of us will make…

    ps – money = power…let the man do what he wants

  2. Anonymous says:

    Picture #4 sez it all folks !!!!!

  3. Beans says:

    I love this guy.

  4. tip says:

    chateau recalibrate.message amazers lapping solidify lamented … Thanks!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    he needs to go to rehab for the six months he has off in the 2009 season. If he does this he may be able to come back and make amends with the tour and his loyal fan base. I rooting for you.

  6. Daly_Fan101 says:

    Truly, John Daly is an inspiration to men the world over.

  7. Pratik says:

    I was hoping he would have bent over or turned around to show off his surgery scars.

  8. Mark says:

    A true legend for his golf too probably underrated.
    His awesome drives have always overshadowed his delicate short game. His iron play at St Andrews in his Open Championship win in high winds was sensational.

  9. Blake says:

    I liked this post better the first time when it was on nextround.net

  10. Holycow says:

    every sport needs a run away train wreck

  11. Anonymous says:

    Drive for show. Putt for dough.

    I like the Daly. He’s a fuck of a load more interesting than Tiger. Tiger is more white than any guy on the Tour.

  12. Anonymous says:

    A F’ing has been drunk. Classless individual who carries the White Trash banner with pride. The PGA will be better off when this loser is gone, so will society. Hooters needs to distance themselves from this despicable piece of trash.

  13. rob enderle says:

    I heard/saw that interview on Stern and it was my favorite sports interview ever.

    And this is from a guy who plays the ultimate rich old white guy pastime. Yes, pastime, not sport. Like shuffleboard, darts and pool.

    Its not rocket science, its hitting a ball in a hole… all the froufra is for uptight a-holes with a stick up their bum.

    Would I want to live his life? Not that way, no. I’d be to afraid to keel over and die but on someone else, it is damn compelling. A co-worker was a driver for a local tournament he was in and he said the way people approached him was different than the ones who approached the jaded/spoiled regular golfers. People treated him like a buddy while they were more at distance with the Mickelson’s and company.

    His humanity is what makes him endearing.
    Its also what will probably kill him.

    But it will make for a hell of an interesting book when he does.

    He claims that all his ex and kids are taken care of financially and he hasnt hurt anyone, so enjoy yourself kemosabe. The next round is on me.

  14. todd a says:

    Daly is the shit! I watched a skills competition once where he out-drove every other pro by about 30 frikkin’ yards. WOW! Mostly I just had to note the way the scratches on his face match the flames on his hat like some kind of bad-ass golf super hero.

  15. Anonyjew says:

    Hey Anonymous, if you think Tiger isn’t interesting, you need to stop looking at the little crippled kid in your backyard playing mini-golf. Tigers the black guy on your TV.

    By the way, I too, like John Daly. How can you NOT like an affable, drunken, overweight, piss-on-himself-and-the-mexican-coke-whore-he-woke-up-with, guy who tells it like it is.

    And if you don’t like any of those just remember this:
    You’ll never see Tiger tee off a beer can….or a Mexican-coke-whore’s left nipple, for that matter.

  16. timmy the dying boy says:

    What the hell kind of sucker plays $5000 slots? For Chrissake, play blackjack or something where you at least have a fighting chance. What a dildo.

  17. zep says:

    to everyone who said something negative about him…on his worst fucking day ever, hes still 1000 times better off than you. whens the last time you lost millions in vegas an said fuckit my sponsorships will cover it?

  18. I'm Fuckin' Craig! says:

    It’s nice to see that Golf has a Dennis Rodman, John Macenroe, or even Chad Johnson. I think Daly is the shit in the sence he doesn’t kiss the fat asses of the big shits of the PGA. If he throws his putter in the pand, who cares! Who hasn’t thrown a club on the course? Hell, I’ve beat the cart like it was my ex-wife! All I’m sayin, is thanks for the flair you bring to an otherwise mundane game John!

  19. Senior Champ says:

    I’m not sure that the founders of the game had him in mind. And for the life of me, I can’t understand why anyone who truly loves the game can have anything positive to say about him. I guess the game had gone from a gentleman’s game to something far less as is evidenced by the rediculous, foul mouthed comments supporting this pathetic individual.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Bowling and golf… drink, smoke, and have a BMI well over 40 and you are a champ.

  21. Gene Taylor says:

    I love how most of the negative comments come from “anonymous” posters; and that’s how they, most assuredly, will spend their sad, little, desperate existences.

    You go, John!