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John Daly admits to drinking mid-round in a PGA Tour event

October 25, 2016

Let's just say ESPN didn't decide to do a documentary on John Daly because of his history of sound judgment on and off the golf course.

Instead, it was for all the ingredients that have made Daly one of golf's most intriguing and mercurial figures: the multiple marriages, the on-course meltdowns, and the drinking. Lots and lots of drinking.

In a teaser for the upcoming "Hit It Hard," which will debut Nov. 1 as part of the popular "30 for 30" series, Daly acknowledges there were plenty of occasions when he played tournaments hungover from the night before. But as far as drinking during the round, Daly says it was only one time, years ago in the L.A. Open.

"It was so slow and I played the back nine first," Daly says. "I think I'm two or three over. I went in the locker room and downed like five beers, and I think I shot four under on the front nine. That is the only time I know I drank during a round, and I played great. I played great that week. I finished strong."

If Daly's candor from the one clip is any indication, we suspect the ESPN film will be worth watching.