Living Legend John Daly Says He’d Win A Lot More If He Could Play Drunk

John Daly golf

John Daly… living legend.

Professional golfer, Hooters aficionado, alcohol, cigarette and Diet Coke connoisseur, belly flop master… the man lives life in a league of his own.

When you think about the kind of guys that could just tell wild stories for days, John is r ight up with the likes of the world’s greatest rock stars. A rock star in his own right, the man has been known to put away 35+ beers in a day, put away 12 Diet Cokes during a round of golf… hell, he even put out a country album featuring Willie Nelson.

However, as accomplished as he is, 5 PGA Tour wins including the PGA Championship, he confesses that there is one thing that would make his golf game even better.

Play drunk.

Sitting down with Tomi Lahren, John recalled a time he was driving golf balls out of Steve Ford’s mouth in the Loser’s parking lot (Steve owns Loser’s as well as Winner’s and Dawghouse Saloon in Midtown, Nashville).

Needless to say, some beverages had been had:

“We were drunk as skunks… that was like 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning. If the PGA Tour let me play drunk, I’d win a lot more tournaments.

And barefooted… if I could play the tour barefooted, that’d be nice.”

Of course, drinking booze on the course is usually prohibited on the PGA Tour, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t make for some great golf.

If LIV is looking to get John Daly recruited, they know what to do…

Playing Drunk

Although, this claim is nothing new…

John sat down for an interview with Graham Bensinger back in 2016, and detailed how he used to play his best golf drunk.

He claims that the golf course records he broke all came while playing rip-shit drunk, shirtless, and barefoot, and there were several nights on the PGA Tour where he wouldn’t get back in from a long night of partying until 7-7:30 AM, with a tee time at 8.

He said:

“I wouldn’t sober up until the 13th hole.”

Needless to say, some people are just built different.

Perhaps the craziest part, is just how much alcohol he consumed on a daily basis. He admitted he would drink anywhere from a case of beer, to 35-40 beers

“I could drink, probably a case to 35 beers a day, or 40… Easily, yeah.”

He then said he would start drinking whiskey after the beer.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock