John Daly’s outrageous lifestyle and track record of heavy drinking, chain smoking, and relentless partying is not news — he lives every day like it’s his last, and it is why he is/has been/will always be a fan favorite.
A mere four days ago, John collapsed on the 18th hole at a tournament in Mississippi and nearly died. A terrifying moment for not only John, but, the entire golf industry that he described to The Associated Press as:
“I was having a great time and then suddenly — boom — I’m falling down while on the 18th tee and the next thing I know I’m in an ambulance. It was scary.”
His playing partner at the time, Will Dottley, described the near-tragedy to the Golf Channel:
“I had my arm around him when he went down. He had no pulse and wasn’t breathing for close to three minutes,” said Dottley, who added that there was a nurse in the gallery who administered CPR. “It was kind of a miracle.”
Well, in true John Daly fashion: what doesn’t kill him just makes him stronger — as he was back on the course the next day. Fast forward 72 hours: we find Daly at Pine Lakes Tavern in Myrtle Beach, SC singing “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” with a couple members from ‘Hootie and the Blowfish’ and Patrick Davis.
Life in the fast lane, my friends….