John Daly has displayed his anger on the golf course several times in the past. Whether it’s from throwing his golf club in the sea after a poor shot or having an unfiltered rant in the interviews, the 56-year-old doesn’t feel shy in unleashing all his anger.
Daly said, “Sometimes I’d beat my bus up, sometimes I beat my car up, sometimes I’d beat my hotel room up.” The interviewer then asked what would lead to the situation to which the golfer replied, “It’s just bad golf or you know somebody poking at me, pushing me to the limits.”
The two-time Major champion then revealed how he made sure that nobody apart from him got hurt because of his short temperament. John Daly said, “The only thing I’ve done is hurt myself. I haven’t hurt anybody else, Thank God.”
Back in the late 80s, John Daly had a bad first round at Swaziland, which is now known as Eswatini. The tournament was part of the South African Tour. Daly decided to beat the hotel room after being upset over his recent divorce. This resulted in him punching the TV screen and damaging his hand.
Daly still had another round to play at the South African Tour. Fortunately, for him, his hand was bandaged up by a fellow golfer to participate in the rest of the event. Peter Von Der Riet, who went on to become Daly’s caddie for nearly two decades, warned Daly to withdraw from the tournament due to the injury.
John Daly had other plans for himself as he went on to win the Tournament two days later. He defeated John Bland in the final round to claim the victory.
Daly said, “What I’d done at the hotel room was about 20,000 ran worth of damage. Well, that’s when I won the tournament, so I end up giving em that back.” Daly managed to keep the watch he received from the tournament.
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