Sunday, March 14, 2010

Being John Daly

I know a few reasons why JD agreed to the reality show "Being John Daly" on the golf channel.

This article details seven costly pro athlete screw ups, including the following on Daly.

Two-time PGA major champ John Daly gambled away between $50 and $60 million in career earnings, according to his 2006 autobiography. Daly once lost $1.65 million in five hours playing the slot machines at a casino. If you think that’s impressive, there’s more. Daly blew $1.2 million in a mere two hours and 30 minutes at a casino in Las Vegas. He just had his $1.6 million house foreclosed on. Did Daly quit gambling after blowing so much cash at the casino tables? Not by a long shot. Instead, he decided to downgrade from the $5,000 slot machines to the $100 and $500 machines. It looks in John Daly’s world, that is considered sound financial planning.

Playing $5000 slot machines is one possible definition of insanity.

AP Photo / Ricardo Arduengo