My Life in and Out of the Rough

My Life in and Out of the Rough

The Truth Behind the Bull**** You Think You Know About Me

Book - 2006
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Ever since his astonishing victory in the 1991 PGA Championship, John Daly, known affectionately on the PGA Tour as "Big 'Un," has enthralled fans with his big drives, bigger personality, and "Grip It and Rip It" approach to golf -- and to life.

Long John, usually seen with a Marlboro Light dangling from his lip, is the unchained, unpredictable, unapologetic bad boy of professional golf. "The only rules I follow," JD likes to say, "are the Rules of Golf."

Daly's play-it-as-it-lays approach drives My Life in and out of the Rough, a thrillingly -- and sometimes shockingly -- candid memoir of a larger-than-life athlete battling assorted addictions (alcohol, gambling, chocolate, sex), his weight, and, perhaps worst of all, divorce lawyers. (He's been married four times.)

A two-time major winner before he turned thirty, John Daly is one of the most popular athletes in the world. Taking readers with him off the fairway and into his $1.5-million motor home for a rollicking ride through his life -- an ever-churning world of booze, burgers, casinos, country music, and breathtaking moonshots -- Daly reveals how a down-home Everyman from Arkansas managed to rise to the peak of the golf world, escape from the depths of abject depression, and, finally, take control of his life.

Well, sort of.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2006
ISBN: 9780061120626
Branch Call Number: 796.352092 DAL NVD
Additional Contributors: Waggoner, Glen


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Jan 14, 2011

AN enjoyable read. Some amazing stuff here. I am a fan of John Daly for the way he represents himself as a regular hard livin golf pro. Some of the amounts of money he has lost are incredible. I liked it because it was a fun read.

Nov 04, 2007

I think he wrote this so people wouldn't think he was an alcoholic but obviously he is.

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