Category: John Daly

December 05, 2013

Long John sets the record straight: He's not gay

Posted at 11:56 AM by Josh Sens

He's been known to hit it crooked.

But let's be clear: he's straight.

So said John Daly, by way of Twitter, in a social media corrective to a BBC reporter, who, in a recent slip of the tongue, mentioned the name "John Daly" when he meant to say "Tom Daley," the British diver who came out earlier this fall.

News that comes as no surprise to anyone who has seen him hanging out at Hooters.

In a related story, the world is still awaiting a similarly clarifying tweet from Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, whose name and face were erroneously included in a slide show of gay athletes compiled by Sky News in the UK.

The British news outlet was also reporting on Tom Daley at the time.

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October 09, 2013

John Daly to Miley Cyrus: Don't knock sex after 40

Posted at 1:05 PM by Cameron Morfit


Leave it to Hooters aficionado John Daly to stay abreast of current events.

The government shutdown? Nah. Twerking -- and Miley Cyrus's very public sexual awakening. and Back 9 Network delve into the details of Daly's tweet to the pop tart, whose raunchy performance at the MTW Video Music Awards set tongues wagging and may have done irreparable damage to her status as de facto President Emeritus in Perpetuity of the Hannah Montana fan club.

Bottom line: Daly is quite the fan of Miley's "showing" (and by showing he means -- well, you know) and her music. But she crossed the line when she went on the Today Show and without warning began to give voice to what Daly maintains is pure, reckless conjecture.

The "Today Show" reference is a response to the 20-year-old's quote on the show: "I heard when you turn 40, things start to go a little less sexual. Probably around 40, around that time, I heard that's when people don't have sex anymore."

Daly's tweet to Cyrus:

No word yet on whether the USGA will step in and adjudicate.

Photo: Miley Cyrus on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Oct. 8, 2013 (Getty Images), and John Daly at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, on July 18, 2006 (AP Photo).



September 18, 2013

Video: John Daly sings in Oklahoma casino commercial

Posted at 9:39 AM by Mike Walker

The great entertainers all end up in Las Vegas eventually so maybe it makes sense that golf's entertaining fan favorite John Daly can be found singing in a commercial for Downstream Casino in Quapaw, Okla. What we didn't expect was for the commercial -- with OU Football legends Barry Switzer and Billy Sims -- to be so entertaining.

In another Downstream commercial, Daly drives a golf ball from downtown Fayetteville, Ark., to Switzer, who is sitting at a bar in the casino to show how close the casino is to Arkansas.

Daly also wants you to know that his new John Daly Cocktail is available at the Downstream Casino.



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July 11, 2013

John Daly tweets photo after shoulder surgery

Posted at 4:37 PM by

John Daly, the 1995 British Open champion, withdrew from this year's Open Championship because he needed surgery on a torn tendon in his right elbow. The surgery happened Thursday and the patient was doing well afterward.


The injury occurred during the second round of last week's Greenbrier Classic, and Daly said he expects his recovery time to be three to four months.

May 24, 2013

Daly to Tiger and Sergio: Please Kiss and Make Up

Posted at 10:37 AM by Josh Sens

Can’t you two just get along?

That plaintive plea for peace comes from country crooner and tender-souled two-time major champion, John Daly, who weighed in this week on the undying Sergio Garcia-Tiger Woods kerfuffle.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Daly dispatched this imploring message:


Daly’s Kumbaya request came around the same time as another feel-good message, this one from former European Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal, who referenced his own spat with Padraig Harrington as a model for what Sergio and Tiger might do. Olazabal and Harrington had a testy exchange 10 years ago over the repair of pitch marks on a green during the Seve Trophy match between Continental Europe and Britain/Ireland. Olazabal said the two men had put that matter in the past.

“I had my incident with Harrington at the Seve Trophy in Valencia,” Olazabal said. “We had some issues. Certain things hurt you but in time you tend to forget and you eventually put things in perspective. Nowadays there is no issue between Padraig and me and that’s the way it should be.”

It has now been nearly two weeks since things went sideways between Woods and Garcia during the third round at The Players Championship, and Woods, at least, appears to have moved on.

For Garcia, meanwhile, the matter has evolved into a kind of public therapy session, one that took an unfortunately twist this past week with his “fried chicken” comments at a European Tour function.

On his own Twitter feed, Woods called Garcia’s remark “hurtful” but said that it was “long past time to move on.”

Easier said than done. How can two men put a spat behind them when people keep reminding them that they don’t get along?

(Photo: David Walberg/Sports Illustrated)

May 10, 2013

John Daly gives Vijay Singh heartfelt advice

Posted at 11:54 AM by

John Daly can't give out too many tips on the golf course -- he's missed five of seven cuts and has failed to break 80 twice this season. 

But that doesn't stop him from offering some friendly advice to Vijay Singh, his fellow pro who announced this week he was suing the PGA Tour. In the midst of updates on his swollen right elbow (Doctor said tendonitis #bummerday), Daly offered these words to Vijay -- sans punctuation.

We'll see how Vijay responds. But chances are, it won't be in a post-round interview.

March 15, 2013

John Daly cards sextuple-bogey 10 at Innisbrook

Posted at 4:26 PM by Coleman McDowell

John Daly sat 29 yards from the green on the third hole at Innisbrook's Copperhead Course during his second round at the Tampa Bay Championship. After hitting a wedge to less than two feet, he tapped in his short putt.

For a 10.

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The entire debacle took a mere 14 minutes according to PGA Tour Shot Tracker (above). Daly's antagonist was a 455-yard par-4 that Big John managed to par on Thursday in his opening round of the tournament. After hooking his drive left toward the cart path (1), Daly couldn't advance the ball back towards the fairway (2), took an unplayable (3), couldn't advance it once again (4), took another unplayable (5), hit the ball one yard (6), finally advanced the ball 30 yards but still in the rough (7), hit his approach 29 yards short of the green (8), where he pitched onto the green (9), and tapped in (10) for his sextuple bogey.

Daly, a resident of nearby Clearwater, Fla., is playing in the event on what's become an annual sponsor's exemption. In the week leading up to the tournament, Daly said, "It's a weird golf course in a way that's great. It gives you a chance to be aggressive, but it's very penal if you don't hit the fairways. The smarter you are off the tee, the better you will score." He didn't take his own advice to heart.

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This wasn't Daly's first dalliance into the land of double-digit scores. He has reached that plateau 15 times in his career, according to Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press.

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February 19, 2013

Feherty recounts totally wild '80s party with Daly

Posted at 5:33 PM by Josh Sens


A lot of John Daly's life might be as sad as the country tunes he croons.

But not all of his nights have been so lonely.

Not according to David Feherty, who says his buddy Daly set "a world record" for the number of prostitutes in a hotel room during a tournament some years ago.

Appearing as a guest on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno on Friday night, Feherty recalled the time he first met Daly at a tournament in South Africa in the "mid-to-late 80s." Leading by one going into the final round, Feherty said he found himself paired with a lean young man with a neck-warmer hairdo who weighed no more than "150 pounds with his reading glasses on."

Hitting it long but wild, Daly wound up edging Feherty by one shot for the win, then invited his playing partner to a party in his hotel room that night.

"And I thought, 'That's a bad idea,'" Feherty told Leno. "'But I'm going to do it anyway."

When Feherty showed up at Daly's room that evening, Daly came to the door in boxer shorts, holding a drink and smoking a "deep-fried Marlboro light," having already spent his $30,000 winners check on live entertainment.

"It was a world record for the amount of hookers in a hotel room," Feherty said.

"Really? Wow. I didn't even know they kept those records," Leno replied.

Neither did we.

Feherty appeared on "The Tonight Show" to promote his eponymous show on Golf Channel, which kicks off its third season on February 25.

He was also having fun with his longtime pal, Daly, who has appeared as a guest on Feherty's show.

The two men have a lot in common. Both have struggled with drinking problems. Both have been open about their past failings.

Clearly, there's a kinship.

But you have to wonder how Long John himself feels about these late-night revelations.

Is he thinking that his friend Feherty on the talk-show rounds has managed to go a bit too low?


December 09, 2012

Daly takes shot at drink business with 'John Daly Cocktail'

Posted at 11:13 PM by Mike Walker


John Daly is following Arnold Palmer into the beverage business, but you’ll need ID to buy one of Daly’s drinks.

The Original John Daly Cocktail will debut in BevMo liquor stores in Arizona, New Mexico and California, Daly said on Twitter. The cocktail will be available in three flavors: sweet tea lemonade, peach tea lemonade, and raspberry tea lemonade.

Like Palmer’s famous iced tea and lemonade mixture -- recently celebrated in an ESPN short -- Daly already had a drink named after him. The John Daly is an Arnold Palmer with a shot of vodka, which is as good a metaphor for Daly’s game that we’ve ever heard.

However, Long John was not happy when restaurants were offering the drink. He said it was trademark infringement and he asked his Twitter followers to let him know when bars and restaurants were serving “John Daly” drinks. Now Daly is taking a page from Palmer, who partnered with Arizona Iced Tea to create an official “Arnold Palmer” drink.

“Tired of my name on menus. I don't drink but I want people to have same John Daly drink poor right out of bottle,” Daly said on Twitter.

November 18, 2012

John Daly will be fined for throwing putter at Hong Kong Open

Posted at 11:45 AM by

DalyJohn Daly is once again making news for all the wrong reasons. Daly, who is trying to secure a European Tour card, tossed his putter into the trees during the second round at the Hong Kong Open after being frustrated by fans using mobile phones and cameras.

"There were times [it] just was out of control--total shame!" Daly said on Twitter.

He missed the cut after rounds of 72-75.

"Yes, the circumstances regarding crowd manners and behavior will be considered, but when it all boils down there is still no excuse for throwing his putter," tournament director Mickael Ericsson said.

Daly has made eight cuts in 12 starts on the European Tour this season. His best showing was a fourth-place finish at the Qatar Masters back in February.

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(Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

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