Twenty-one cigarettes, 12 Weight-reduction plan Cokes, six packs of peanut M&Ms, and 0 ounces of water — that was the John Daly particular at a full 18-hole observe spherical throughout the Wyndham Championship in 2008, per a CBS Sports reporter reminiscing on a bizarre and wild summer season day. And in true John Daly spirit, the 56-year-old has taken Southern Hills head on in a lot the identical vogue this week.
They’re ending up Day Two of the PGA Championship down in Tulsa, and whereas the veteran golfer was teetering on making the reduce, it’s not wanting like he’ll be out on the course for the rest of the weekend. Nonetheless, he’s been beating Masters champion and world-ranked No.1 Scottie Scheffler almost all day — at one level by as a lot as three strokes.
Daly, greatest identified for his love of the wings chain Hooters, appears to have cracked some code that the remainder of us are a long time behind discovering out about. Relatively than settling down for an excellent evening’s sleep, he was reportedly in a on line casino final evening after a cursory cease by the native Hooters, his helpful pack of cigs and may of Weight-reduction plan Coke by no means removed from his attain — a trademark transfer from the two-time main winner.
He’s additionally been sporting some improbable suits on the course this weekend — Sunday pink has nothing on multicolored cranium pants — and has been whipping across the course in a golf cart (sure, it’s allowed, due to Casey Martin, an outdated Stanford teammate of Tiger Woods). For a number of wonderful moments Thursday morning, Daly’s identify topped the PGA Championship leaderboard.
His on line casino runs within the Tulsa space are hardly unprecedented — throughout the 2007 PGA, he instructed reporters that he performed the slots and didn’t do a observe spherical as a result of it was “too sizzling.” It was awfully sizzling that 12 months at Southern Hills, to be truthful. Lots of of individuals have been handled for warmth exhaustion. Daly apparently instructed Tiger that he hadn’t had an oz. of water that day, both, however 13 Weight-reduction plan Cokes. Can’t beat that with a stick.