Tuesday, May 9

The Golf Gods Smiled on John Daly

Day 199 without playing golf

Recently I posted about Fred Couples and mentioned his amazing golf giftedness.

Today I think about JD as his new book, John Daly: My Life In and Out of the Rough, comes out. John, now 40, has more talent in his pinkie finger than most foursomes.

John Saraceno at USA Today related an anecdote from the book about a Daly encounter with Tiger:

"Indeed, Daly's book includes an anecdote about the time he was in the clubhouse enjoying a beer and Mr. Woods strolled past en route to one of his workout sessions.

"'Hey, man, don't you ever get tired of (exercising)?' Daly asked. 'Come and have a few beers.'

"'If I had your talent,' deadpanned Tiger, 'I wouldn't have to work out.'"

Tiger might have meant every word. John Sadie, Daly's former Arkansas teammate, was quoted as saying "Daly has more talent than Tiger and anyone else out there."

The Armchair Golfer


Anonymous said...

"'If I had your talent,' deadpanned Tiger, 'I wouldn't have to work out.'"

hahaha that's an awesome quote...especially coming from Tiger.

mediaguru @ HookedOnGolfBlog.com said...

Tiger is more talented in one area...the space between his ears.

Anonymous said...

It amazes me that he's lost 50 to 60 million dollars gambling over the last 14 years. What a waste. I have an extended interview of JD on my blog if you're interested... http://tgontg.blogspot.com/2006/05/john-daly-looses-60-million-in.html.