There Will Be a John Daly 30 for 30, and It Will Be Fantastic
ESPN announced this week that they are making a John Daly 30 for 30 film, which will obviously be absolutely fantastic.
John Daly has been the most interesting and entertaining man in golf for the last quarter century. The overweight, heavy-drinking, heavy-smoking, long-driving, platinum blonde broke onto the scene way back in 1991 when he won the PGA Championship at Crooked Stick in Indiana…after only making the field as the ninth alternate. Then, four years later, Daly went over to St. Andrew’s in Scotland, the so-called “Home of Golf,” and won the British Open…which probably gave the event’s organizers a heart attack for fear he would use the Claret Jug for an ashtray or something. (And let’s face it, he probably did.)
Since 1995, Daly has only won three other tournaments while his career has been dragged down by partying, smoking, weight gain, weight loss, gambling, several failed marriages, several lawsuits, and various other business ventures. But of course, that’s all part of his charm, right?
Anyway, the point I’m trying to make here is that Daly was already a movie character—like Adam Sandler’s grittier, fatter, cousin in Happy Gilmore. So the John Daly 30 for 30 feature, whenever it actually comes out, is going to be crazy good.
Hat Tip – [Devil Ball]