John Daly Once Threw More Money Off A Bridge Than The Average American Makes Yearly Just To Teach His Wife A Lesson
John Daly aka Wild Thing aka Long John aka The Lion has some vices. The 50-year-old former PGA Champion has admitted addictions to cigarettes, alcohol, food, and gambling. Daly claims to have once gambled away between $50-60 million in his career, including $1.65 million in one night in Las Vegas after winning $750,000 for finishing second in an event.
On Monday, Daly joined the Dan Le Batard Show to candidly discuss just how reckless he was with the millions he earned from playing golf. He launched into a story about getting into an argument with his FOURTH wife, Sherri, while driving back from a casino. Mind you, Sherri is the same fourth wife who pleaded guilty to money laundering and went to prison before their 2010 divorce, and who Daly claimed tried to stab him with a steak knife. Solid catch, Wild Thing.
Daly told Le Batard:
I won like $55,000 in the casino and I said (to Sherri), if you’re going to yell and scream at me about this, I threw it over the bridge going over to Memphis from Arkansas. I threw all the money out the (car) window and said, ‘You know what, if you want that money, you can go find it. But let me tell you something, you don’t have a job. You’re not working. I’m supporting you, I’m paying all the bills.’
“My buddy (then) took her to a McDonald’s drive-thru and got her two cheeseburgers and some french fries and a soda, and (it was like), ‘OK, this is how you can live from now on if that’s the way you want it.’ [via Golfweek]
The average American makes less in one year than John Daly threw out the car window that day. Grip it and rip it, baby.
[h/t The Big Lead]