I’ve heard worse. Not much else to say about this one really.
Long drive phenom Jamie Sadlowski will tee it up this afternoon at the Albertson’s Boise Open in his first ever Nationwide Tour start.
Sadlowski played in a 9-hole charity skins match on Monday with John Daly. While he lost the match to Daly 7 to 2 (shooting even par), he did manage to drive a 359-yard par-4 with a 14* hybrid, which reportedly left Daly “flabbergasted”.
Sadlowski’s stated goal is to try to beat Jason Zuback’s record of 5 Re/Max long drive titles before transitioning into competitive golf. He’ll have a shot at winning his 3rd title on Nov 4th in Nevada.
John Daly, that’s who. A 3rd round 67 has put him 3 off the lead going into Sunday.
Just when many golf fans were thinking that Daly was done, the 2-time major champion with eye searing clothing comes out and shows that he can still play with the best. It’s been a long time since we saw John Daly on a weekend leaderboard, and the real trick is whether or not he can perform like this consistently. But it’s certainly not a bad start.
Check out Daly’s post-round interview after the break.
Playboy recently published an piece on John Daly. (I probably wouldn’t click on the link at work). It paints an interesting, if not entirely flattering portrait. In the article, Daly talks about his relationship with girlfriend, Ana Cladakis (he claims to either be a nympho or close to it), his monthly expenses (a mere $43k down from $120k), and probably most notably, his problems with gambling and other addictions.
Daly has been through some significant highs and lows in his life, most notably due to his gambling. Fortunately for him, Cladakis seems to have put the kibosh on it, because “[she] hates it”. Of course it probably helps that he doesn’t have millions of dollars to blow through right now either.
I never thought I would write so many posts (two!) about golf clothing in one day, but apparently the Tampa Bay Devil Rays got together with Loudmouth Golf yesterday to try on some of Loudmouth’s unique golf apparel. Maybe they could be the clothing provider for the US Team at the next Ryder Cup?
72strokes doesn’t have an official logo (working on it as we speak) but we do have our first twitter follower… John Daly! So what if he follows about 70k people on twitter. And I guess technically he’s the 2nd follower because the first was some guy I blocked that was posting porn links. But regardless, hopefully this is the first of many more to come.
I’ve always liked John Daly. My father played in a pro-am with him several years ago (I think at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic) and had a really great time. I believe he even got to go check out the RV afterwards, which I’m told was very impressive. Hopefully John will be able to build on the consistent play he’s had this year and come back even stronger for the 2011 season.