Posted by: Rolf | April 11, 2014

John Daly Autobiography

John Daly 02John Daly took professional golf by “storm” when he came out of “nowhere” to win the 1991 PGA Championship at Crooked Stick in Indiana.

A big hitter, Daly quickly became a “favorite” with PGA crowds for his “long drives” and no-frills philosophy of “grip it and rip it.”

Almost as quickly he became a “controversial” figure thanks to his “on-course fits of temper and off-course bouts of drinking and gambling.”

He overcame “erratic” play to win the 1995 British Open, then suffered through six years of “poor play and personal turmoil” before winning the BMW International Open in Munich in September of 2001.

In February of 2004 he returned to the “winner’s circle” on the PGA Tour, winning the Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines.

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Daly has been married four times, and his spectacular marriage “bust-ups” have attracted endless media headlines.

His fourth wife, Sherrie, and her parents were indicted on federal “drug and gambling charges” in 2003; they were accused of selling “cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine’s” from 1996 to 2002 and of “laundering” the proceeds through local banks.

This coming May will mark the “sixth” anniversary of the last time Daly “touched” alcohol. He still smokes – “to the tune of 40-a-day” – and his infamous Diet Coke “fondness” has been toned down a little.

“I still drink that but not nearly as much as I used to,” he explains. “The band won’t allow me to drink as many. If I don’t have ice, I can’t drink it. I can’t have it straight because of the carbonation. I have to drink it slowly and not out of a can, I need some ice. I used to have 26-28 cans a day. Now I have 10-12 at the most.”

Daly talks “openly” in his soft cover book, 208 pages, with color photos about his “controversial” private life, the tantrums, the addictions to drink, gambling and women, and reflects on a “new course in life” in this richly entertaining read.

John Daly: I was young and dumb back in the 90s but I had a lot of fun

John Daly then and now

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1991 PGA Championship at Crooked Stick, IN

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1995 British Open

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2001 BMW International Open, Munich Germany

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2004 Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines, CA

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Congratulation kiss interrupted at the 1995 British Open

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Just a few of the colorful golf attires over the years

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Swing, smoke and belly flap in synchronized motion

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Tour bag equipped with built in LCD TV.

John Daly Honors Amy Mickelson By Wearing Pink Sports Bra

In Honor of Amy Mickelson’s Breast Cancer

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Strumming the Guitar

See you at the firsts tee…

 

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