John Daly at the 2015 PGA Championship (Photo: GETTY)
John Daly is golf’s everlasting fan favorite, and he has been for years. Not because he’s perfect, but because he’s honest about when he’s not.
“I make mistakes just like everyone else,” Daly told For The Win. “I live my life just like anyone else. I think people can relate.”
The next step in Daly’s eventful life will see him grace the screens of ESPN for a forthcoming 30 for 30 documentary “Hit It Hard” on November 1st. It’s the first 30 for 30 feature film made about a professional golfer, and Daly says he was “honored” to be a part of it.
Among the many things Daly doesn’t shy away from discussing in the film is his alcoholism, which he’s talked about openly in the past. Speaking to For The Win, he says that drinking became such a consuming part of his life that it began affecting his on-course career.
“I played a lot hungover. I played a few rounds where I was still drunk from the night before. One time [during a PGA Tour event], I played the front nine, drank four Coors Lights at the turn, then shot like four or five under on the back nine and finished seventh on the tournament…those beers released all the pressure.”