John Daly: "I just do not want to get drunk"

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John Daly: "I just do not want to get drunk"

"Drinking is in my blood. It was golf and drinking, or not golf and not drinking. I don't want to stop drinking and I made the decision to continue playing golf. I just don't want to get drunk. This was my talent," said John Daly in an interview.

years ago to AP. The 56-year-old Californian has two major titles to his credit (PGA Championship in 1991 and the British Open in 1995) and if alcohol were not part of his daily life (he himself has acknowledged on multiple occasions that he was an alcoholic and a gambler) his immense talent with the sticks surely would have brought him countless more victories...

or not.

John Daly, history

Daly has been involved in all kinds of problems, due to his drinking problems and his strong and controversial character, on a golf course: he has been expelled for assaulting a fan, for insulting a marshal, he has left the field before finishing, he has not arrived to play at the scheduled time, withdrawals and returns, he has appeared in questionable conditions to practice sports, he has signed autographs for fans while drunk, he has received all kinds of sanctions...

He is an athlete different and at the PGA Championship in Tusla 2022 he opened the field on the opening day with his curious appearance: long hair and bushy white beard in the Bigfoot style, with obvious excess weight, with skull pants and multiple colors, perennial sunglasses on his face, behind the wheel of a buggy...

and an enormous talent for golf. The American, who even has a famous alcoholic cocktail that bears his name, completed the first day in Southern Hills, after more than five hours of play, with 72 shots (+2) after three birdies and five bogeys (the last three in the final three holes of the course).

John Patrick Daly (Carmichael, April 28, 1966) is an American golfer. He is best known for his victory at the 1991 PGA Championship when he was practically a stranger and for the power of his shots, which reach such a distance that it earned him the nickname of Long John.

He also won another Major tournament, the British Open in 1995, defeating the Italian Costantino Rocca in the playoff. Overall in his career he has won 19 tournaments.