Listen to John Daly Talk About the Time he Threw $55,000 in Gambling Winnings Off a Bridge


Golfer John Daly was well known as a player of great talent (a two-time major champion) who never quite fulfilled all of the promise he showed, largely because of the multiple addictions from which he sufffered.

One of those addictions was gambling. And in a recent appearance on The Dan LeBatard Show on ESPNU, Daly shared a wild story about how he, literally, threw away some significant winnings after a rare fruitful night at the tables.

The golfer told LeBatard he’d been fighting with his then-wife Sherrie Miller. He felt as though she wasn’t appreciative of his financial contributions to the household, so on a drive over the bridge from Arkansas to Memphis, Daly decided to chuck his cash overboard.

I’d won like 55 grand in the casino. And I said, “You know what? You’re gonna yell and scream at me about this?” I threw it over the bridge going over to Memphis from Arkansas…Threw all the money out the window. I said “You want that money? You can go find it. 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.”

LeBatard asked the 50-year-old golfer what he felt was his biggest weakness.

“You’re gonna be amazed, but there’s a word called “no” and that’s something that I never really used,” Daly said. “I could never say no to anybody.”

Watch above, via ESPNU.

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