I’m now fully convinced that John Daly was built in a lab.
It’s no secret that the two-time major championship winner on the PGA Tour is one wild MF’er, as he’s practically lived the majority of the 56-years of his life pounding beers and whiskey, Diet Cokes, rippin’ cigs, and basically living on McDonald’s and Hooters.
Although the man can’t quite play as well as he used to back in the day, it’s truly wild how this man was able to put together the successful golf career he had in the ’90s and early 2000s.
He 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-sh*t 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.
“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.
John Daly & Willie Nelson Duet
And to add to the “Most interesting golfer on the planet” list, the man can play country music too.
With it being Masters week and all, I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about the title-track of the album, which features no other than ol’ Willie Nelson himself.
Written by Brinley Addington, Tyler Reeve, and Luke Combs’ guitar player Rob Williford, Daly sings about how he’s friends with a preacher who doesn’t judge him for his actions, and every time he’s ready to put his full-throttle past life behind him, his old buddy Jack Daniel’s always finds a way to get in his ear.