John Daly said in an interview lately that he played better when he was a drunk. From the Charlotte Observer:
It’s been two years, Daly said, since he’s had a drink. He said he’s worked hard on his game despite lingering effects of two broken ribs and a separated shoulder suffered when he tried to stop his swing when a camera clicked in 2007.
“I’ve done everything right and haven’t played worth a” darn, Daly said. “It’s unbelievable. I’m giving myself the chance to play good. It seems the more I work, the worse I get.”
Signing copies of his book, “My Life In And Out Of The Rough,” with a silver pen, Daly was asked what he’s learned about himself through the years.
“That I was happy when I was a miserable drunk. I played better when I was drunk,” he said.
If we assume he had a drinking problem when he won his two majors—and that he’s been on the wagon for two years, then Daly is as usual telling the truth.
Sad. All that talent, wasted.