Nothing but cigarettes, Coke and M&Ms: Read John Daly’s INSANE on-course diet as golf’s biggest bad boy tees off at the PGA Championship
- Golfing cult hero John Daly has wowed fans with his crazy on-course diet
- The dual major champ smoked 21 cigarettes and drank 12 cokes in one round
- Daly has a long history of performing well after a night of drinking and fun
Professional US golfer John Daly stripped the first drive of the PGA championship on Thursday – logging a +2 round in an eventful eighteen fueled by cigarettes, coke and M&M’s.
The 56-year-old cult hero teed off at 6:56am in the first grouping of the major tournament at Oklahoma, momentarily leading the pack after two birdies in his first five holes.
The two-time major champion finished the first round tied 56th – but it was his on-course diet that wowed fans.
John Daly swings with iron in hand at the first round of the 2022 PGA championship, finishing tied 56th at +2
The 56-year-old has driven a cart around the tour since 2019, after osteoarthritis in his right knee ruled him out of walking the full 18
JOHN DALY’S INSANE ON-COURSE DIET
12 Diet Cokes
6 packets of Peanut M&Ms
CBS sports journalist Will Brinson tweeted his hawkeye findings of Daly’s diet, taking ‘meticulous notes every time he reached for his golf bag, took a bite or a sip or a puff’.
‘The final tally of literally everything he put into his body over a full 18 holes: 21 cigs, 12 Diet Cokes, 6 packs of Peanut M&M’s, 0.0 ounces of water,’ Brinson tweeted.
After the round, Daly was fulfilling his sponsor commitments with the infamous American restaurant chain, Hooters.
The national icon, who is notorious for his beer drinking tales and late to tee time drama, has had a below par start to the PGA season.
Playing on the PGA Champions tour last week, Daly was disqualified at the Regions Tradition tournament for forgetting to sign his scorecard – an instant forfeiture in professional golf.
While Daly doesn’t parade the standard tour physique, he can afford the luxuries of cigarettes and chocolate, as he was approved to drive a cart around tour back in 2019 due to osteoarthritis in his right knee.
Known for his long tee shots, Daly has failed to make a PGA cut since 2012.
After 10 holes, Daly sat at -3, winding back the clock to his 1991 PGA championship win.
Daly exhales smoke from a cigarette at the 2010 Australian Open, played at the Lakes Golf Club in Sydney
Daly pictured with former world number one, Tiger Woods, at the 2005 Battle of the Bridges in California
His first three drives of the day all surpassed three-hundred yards, where he would walk back to his cart with a large McDonald’s soft drink in the cup holder and take off up the fairway – with his caddy having to follow behind on foot.
Daly’s career has been filled with victories to go with his crazy stories.
In 2004, Daly beat the then world number two, Tiger Woods, at the Target World Challenge after sinking three bottles of Crown Royal Whiskey the night before.
Daly tees off on Friday at 1.25pm American time for round two of the PGA championship.