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Congratulations to John Daly who won on the PGA Champions Tour!

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Congratulations to John Daly who won on the PGA Champions Tour!

Last time he won was 2004 at the Buick Invitational. The guy has gone to hell and back and has re-emerged.

For those who don't know him, he was a PGA Tour Rookie in 1991 and he won a golfing Major that year the PGA Championship as a the ninth and final alternative into the tournament from out of nowhere.

At some point in time in his life, I'm sure there'll be a book on his life and perhaps a movie as there's a ton of content there.

He's a big gambler and drinker and likely the flashiest guy to ever hit play on the PGA. Here's some of his golfing incidents.

>During the 1998 PGA Tour's Bay Hill Invitational, Daly used a three-wood to hit six golf balls into the water during the final round. Daly finally got his seventh attempt over the water which was a distance of approximately 270 yards. Daly shot an 18 on the par-five sixth hole and finished the round with a score of 85.
>In the 2000 U.S. Open, he shot a 14 on the par-five 18th hole and withdrew after an opening-round 83. Daly hit three golf balls into the Pacific Ocean and hit another into a backyard next to the fairway.
>In 2002, after making a triple-bogey seven on his last hole at the Coolum course in Australia, Daly threw his putter and ball into a pond and later failed to sign for a 78 on his scorecard, disqualifying himself from the tournament. Daly was later fined by the Australian Tour and was ordered to write a letter of apology to a tour official he verbally abused.
>During the 2008 Australian Open, he broke a spectator's camera at Royal Sydney's ninth hole. He was given a suspended fine by Golf Australia.
>Daly walked off during his first round at the 2011 Australian Open after hitting all of his golf balls into the water. Daly's problems started on the 10th hole when he received an automatic two-stroke penalty for hitting the wrong ball in the bunker. On the 11th hole, he hit seven golf balls in the water before leaving the tournament.
In the second round of the 2015 PGA Championship at the Whistling Straits Golf Course in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Daly, who was at the time 1-over par right at the cut line, hit three consecutive tee shot attempts into the water of Lake Michigan at the par-3 7th hole. He used a 4-iron on the first unsuccessful try, then switched to a 6-iron on the next two failed tries. After his fourth attempt (his 7th shot), which found the green, Daly was so livid about his shot selection that he threw his 6-iron into Lake Michigan. Daly ended up scoring a septuple-bogey 10, dropping to +8. He finished the round with an 82 and missing the cut.
We're all bozos on the bus until we find a way to express ourselves...

Failure is always an option...just not the preferred one!
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