John Daly was served his walking papers from noted swing coach Butch Harmon, who says Daly is more interested in getting tanked than achieving results. It looks like Daly is breaking the Dennis Rodman rule of sports, which says you can get wasted all you want, as long as it doesn’t hinder your performance.
The last straw for Harmon came at the recent PODS championship event, where Daly spent 2 hours in a Hooters corporate tent (most likely drinking). When he emerged from the tent, he had Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden be his caddy for the rest of the day.
“My whole goal for him was he’s got to show me golf is the most important thing in his life,” Harmon said from his golf school in Las Vegas. “And the most important thing in his life is getting drunk.”
Daly spent Saturday at the Hooters “Owl’s Nest” at the tournament, drinking beer, mingling with fans and signing autographs, including one on the back of a woman’s pants.
“I’ve let him know that after his actions of last weekend, we are no longer together,” Harmon said. “In all honesty, I’m a very busy person. I’m willing to help the kid, but until he helps himself and makes golf his No. 1 priority, I’m not his guy.
“Jon Gruden caddying, I thought was ridiculous. I thought he made a circus out of the whole event.”
I hear John Daly has a gambling problem too, he estimates that he’s lost over $50 million gambling away his money. I think we all know how this story is going to end….