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John Daly claims he has lost $55 million gambling
FOX Sports ^ | May 29, 2014 | Jimmy Traina

Posted on 05/29/2014 5:43:04 PM PDT by detective

Everyone knows that golfer John Daly has a few vices.

It seems that gambling may be his biggest vice.

In a new interview with Yahoo's Graham Bensinger, Daly claims he lost approximately $55 million between 1991 and 2007.

When asked how something like that could happen, Daly offered a simple, one-word answer: "stupidity."

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.foxsports.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: johndaly; pga
He might have spent some of that money on booze, drugs and hookers.
1 posted on 05/29/2014 5:43:04 PM PDT by detective
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To: detective
Evidently he's not very good at it.
2 posted on 05/29/2014 5:44:09 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: detective

...and the rest of it, he just wasted.


3 posted on 05/29/2014 5:44:36 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: detective

It’s his money. Good for him. Of course now he will have to pay the consequences of MAYBE having to cut back on some things but otherwise good for him. It is his money.


4 posted on 05/29/2014 5:45:24 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: detective

Practice makes perfect.


5 posted on 05/29/2014 5:45:36 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: detective

Let’s see, that’s drinking, gambling and overeating. What else you got there, John?


6 posted on 05/29/2014 5:47:04 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Repeal The 17th; detective

I spent most of my money one booze, drugs and women... The rest I wasted!

Jhon Laws


7 posted on 05/29/2014 5:49:37 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: detective

It’s his money, but I can still call him an idiot.


8 posted on 05/29/2014 5:49:45 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jonty30

Yep


9 posted on 05/29/2014 5:51:54 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: detective
The life of John Daly isn't a train wreck. It's more like

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10 posted on 05/29/2014 5:54:14 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: detective

WOW! That’s a lot. I hope he enjoyed spending his money.

(now I don’t feel so bad. I think I’ll hit the casino tomorrow.)


11 posted on 05/29/2014 5:55:36 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: detective

He’s blown through a lot more money than he ever made on the PGA tour. More likely lost his fortune from Loudmouth clothing line.


12 posted on 05/29/2014 5:55:53 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: detective; All
"John Daly claims he has lost
$55 million gambling"


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13 posted on 05/29/2014 5:57:16 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: detective

Hey John, I’ll bet you 50 million that you do not win the US Open.


14 posted on 05/29/2014 6:06:06 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: detective
55 million isn't really gambling. It's more like focused losing.
15 posted on 05/29/2014 6:12:34 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: NautiNurse

He had a giant Wilson contract back in the day. He’s never been without sponsors. I’ve met him a few times and knew a friend of his from Arkansas golf. He’s what you’d think he’d be.


16 posted on 05/29/2014 6:18:18 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: detective

So, how much has he won? Is 55 mil in the hole his net figure?


17 posted on 05/29/2014 6:24:29 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: detective
Fortunately for Daly, he's got three things working in his favor:

1. He's a has been and nobody in the sporting world could care less.

2. He's white and a has been and nobody in the sporting world could care less.

3. Puritans only condemn for sexual indiscretions........

18 posted on 05/29/2014 6:26:52 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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His earnings for the PGA was a little over $10 million and the European Tour just
under $2 million. So he’s lost a lot of cash from some other sources, endorsements,
etc I’d guess? Maybe still owes a lot of the losses?


19 posted on 05/29/2014 6:37:29 PM PDT by deport
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To: detective

Clearly, Daly has an addiction problem and if you take one addiction away from him, he’ll just find another one. Naturally, all the money will be spent pursuing whatever the addiction is where it is booze, gambling, drugs, nicotine, food, sex addiction, etc. He has a compulsion disorder he either can’t or won’t control. I’m surprised he is still alive the way this man lives. Good thing for him he is a famous and charismatic (to some) professional golfer or he’d be just another dead junkie somewhere.


20 posted on 05/29/2014 6:43:16 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: detective

Old news. Not sure what the point of this story is. Daly made the same claim in his 2006 autobiography.


21 posted on 05/29/2014 6:47:49 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Hot Tabasco

My grandson and I played golf at Daly’s Wicked Stick course in Myrtle Beach several years ago. First time to play golf on the east coast and sure was different than playing in our part of the country. My grandson seemed to enjoy watching Daly play golf back then. Said he wasn’t as boring as the other golfers and you never knew what he was going to try.


22 posted on 05/29/2014 6:52:54 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: PapaNew
Let’s see, that’s drinking, gambling and overeating. What else you got there, John?

Little domestic wranglin' now and again too....

23 posted on 05/29/2014 6:57:51 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: PapaNew

“Let’s see, that’s drinking, gambling and overeating. What else you got there, John?”

4 wives.


24 posted on 05/29/2014 7:03:08 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: detective

I’ve heard it said that one can live a very,very,*very* comfortable life just living off the interest of $55 million.


25 posted on 05/29/2014 7:03:41 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Pre tax maybe.


26 posted on 05/29/2014 7:18:54 PM PDT by posterchild (It takes a politician to declare a settled science.)
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To: PapaNew
Let’s see, that’s drinking, gambling and overeating. What else you got there, John?

Smoking... you forgot smoking...

I remember one time, during televised playor maybe on Sportcenter a number of years back they were filming John between holes and he pulls out a pack of smokes and a lighter and lights up... leaving the commentator just having to say something like a golf commentator would... I still kinda remember the words... "...as John Daly takes a break and fires up a heater on the 15th..."

It actually may have been Berman saying it on ESPN now that I think about it.

27 posted on 05/29/2014 7:41:04 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

Except for the “Dusty Road”, I like the lines. A little past parallel on the back swing but he shows great flexibility and clears the right hip nicely to set up a powerful follow through.

I think I see Bubba’s mentor.


28 posted on 05/29/2014 8:23:35 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: logitech

John certainly could absolutely crush the ball... I loved watching him play.


29 posted on 05/29/2014 8:45:52 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Fightin Whitey
Yeesh! Talk about gin blossoms on his face!

And for the kiddos out there, you don't get that rosy cheeked hue from being in the sun too much.

30 posted on 05/29/2014 10:27:08 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: Rodamala

Grip it and rip it...


31 posted on 05/29/2014 10:29:08 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: posterchild

Pre tax maybe.

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LOL. I want to party with you.

A one percent return is more than a half million a year. If you cannot live quite comfortably on that, well, like I said, I want to party with you.

And if you can’t get better than a 1 percent return on your 55 mil, well, maybe you should party less.

/tongue in cheek.


32 posted on 05/29/2014 11:21:08 PM PDT by dmz
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To: Jonty30
It’s his money, but I can still call him an idiot.

True. I won't take that step until I have $50 mil to be able to be so stupid with...

33 posted on 05/30/2014 3:41:49 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Doomonyou; logitech
Grip it and rip it...

No Shirt (or Shoes) Required

34 posted on 05/30/2014 6:01:53 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: dmz

It’s more than I make. I was being a bit sarcastic.


35 posted on 05/30/2014 1:51:54 PM PDT by posterchild (It takes a politician to declare a settled science.)
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To: dmz

It’s more than I make. I was being a bit sarcastic.


36 posted on 05/30/2014 1:52:10 PM PDT by posterchild (It takes a politician to declare a settled science.)
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To: Rodamala

I was making a joke of sorts about the lines and all. Too much Peter Kostis.

Daly, Bubba ,Trevino... those are the fun ones to watch. And play like.


37 posted on 05/30/2014 7:42:22 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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