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Exes to X-rated, Daly gave Tiger career advice?

Posted on: April 28, 2011 3:49 pm
Edited on: April 28, 2011 5:23 pm

It's impossible to say which is thicker -- the level of hilarity or irony.

What else can you do but laugh and shake your head when the biggest screw-up in golf history takes it upon himself to discuss the mistakes of the game's second-biggest trainwreck on a major sports-radio talk show?

As my wife likes to say, "pot, meet kettle."

After starting off an interview with Atlanta's Mayhem in the AM morning show at 790 The Zone talking about the NFL Draft and the counsel he has given prospective pick Ryan Mallett, which is ridiculous enough on its face given John Daly's track record of trouble, four wives and record-breaking fine totals as a PGA Tour player, but Daly then delved without prompting into the affairs d'Tiger Woods, which is when it really got interesting.

Daly didn’t explicitly say it, but he created the strong impression that Woods told him he became a serial adulterer because his sex life at home had gone stale. Daly's comments are in a more complete transcript of the radio appearance available here, where the website author comes to a similar conclusion about Woods' home life.

Daly began the treasure trove of eye-rolling Woods comments after noting that he advised Mallett to tell the truth as quickly as possible after making any career mistakes, because it results in a shorter news cycle, as opposed to the year-long public-relations disaster that Woods endured.

He might have gotten that one right. Maybe. Said Daly on the air:

"I mean, you can look at what Tiger’s going through. It’s embarrassing. Is he embarrassed? Hell, yeah, he’s embarrassed. Anytime we do something bad, we’re embarrassed, but the way I’ve felt good about myself is I’ve always been honest. Whether I’ve done good or bad, I’ve always told the truth. And it gives the media a one-day story instead of a prolonged eight, nine months story that Tiger’s was.”

Actually, Daly's ex-wife Sherrie disputes plenty of what John has said over the years in her new book, Teed Off, but we digress. The radio hosts asked Daly if he passed any of the Mallett P.R. advice along to Woods personally.

“I did last year at the PGA [Championship]. And what we talked about, I couldn’t even fathom telling you guys, because it’s a personal conversation, but it made me relieved of what Tiger was going through. Do I blame Tiger for what he did, and does he? Yes. But does he have a reason? Yes. And that reason is something I don’t want to talk about.

"But I told him, ‘If you would have come out that night after the [Thanksgiving] incident and told the world what was going on — not listened to your agents, not listened to anybody else, just what your heart said and thought what you just told me — this story would have ended in one day.’ And he said ‘I know, I know. I just had to listen to everybody.’ 

"I said, ‘That’s the thing you’ve got to understand, Tiger, you’re the greatest player that’s ever played, you don’t have to listen to anybody, you have to listen to what your heart tells you to do.’ And he says, ‘I thought about talking to the media right after it all happened, I really did, and told them the truth and told them what was going on. But I was told not to.’ So, I don’t blame him in that aspect of listening to the bad advice, which I totally think he got throughout the whole situation.”

That sound you hear in the distance is the bones of IMG agents crunching under the wheels of Daly's bus. Also, how can anybody assert that Tiger had a reason to cheat on his wife with a reported 120 women? Please proceed, J.D., because like Bluto Blutarsky, he's on a roll.

"I mean, you’re looking at a guy who all the way through his college days, all there was was golf, golf, golf, golf golf. And then there was more golf. And then there was more golf. The guy never had a chance to live a life, and you know, certain things that people go through they find out they like and don’t like."

You can see where this is going, right? Straight into a sex-rehab couch. 

"And as a young man or whatever, there’s certain things you like and certain things you don’t like. He found out late what he really liked because he was never around it. He didn’t have a chance to find out what women were like and what girls were like that much until he was in his late teens, late late, almost 20. I don’t think folks realize that.”

Oh, we realize it. There's a reason Tiger was nicknamed Urkel in college. I'm sure he's happy that you reminded everybody that he was a huge golf geek until, almost overnight, he became so cool, he could get any chick he wanted. That doesn’t give anybody the right to have sex with every pole-dancer in America, does it?

“Well you should [be loyal] if your wife’s good and makes love to you when you want to be made love to, and does things with you and wants to do things with you, and wants to support you, and wants to be with you in your career, wants to take the selfish side of the player. I mean, in this sport, in major sports no matter what, even a guy that runs a multi-billion dollar corporation — a woman has to understand that it’s a lot on a person’s shoulders to deal with.

"You can either be a part of it, supportive and keep going, and not go your materialistic ways that I’ve been through. My exes, if you look at my life, they just quit supporting me. Plus, they didn’t want to have sex anymore. And when that happens — and I’ve always been straight up front with every one of them — I said ‘if you’re not going to give it to me, I am going to go get it somewhere else.’ And that’s just the way I’ve been whether there’s a ring on my finger or not. Is that adultery? Maybe so, but from what I understand, when you’re married they’re supposed to give it to you.”

Let's see, this classy little NC-17-rated radio conversation ought to add to Daly's tour-topping fine total, huh? 

Category: Golf

Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: May 4, 2011 1:05 pm

Exes to X-rated, Daly gave Tiger career advice?

Since: May 4, 2011
Posted on: May 4, 2011 1:01 pm

Exes to X-rated, Daly gave Tiger career advice?

This country should have learned it's lesson about listening to gossip about people's sex lives  The right-wing tormented Bill and Hillary Clinton for years, and I imagine there are many people who think it is important.  It isn't.  Lying and manipulating a whole country to invade countriesl, spending trillions of dollars, is important.  Stealing elections is important but the they all skated right on by.  So did the Banksters during the last financial debacle.  Those events are worthy of your time, to possibly learn history enough to make an intelligent decision on voting.  Petty criticism of Tiger and John is worthless.  I do notice that TV ratings go down about 50% when Tiger's not playing.  Judging other people is easy and it isn't going to stop.  For what it's worth, John Daly seems to be less hypocritical than most, and that's one reason people like him and want him to succeed.  As far as priorities go, this country is about as shallow as it can get, and these posts confirm that.

Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: May 2, 2011 3:22 pm

Exes to X-rated, Daly gave Tiger career advice?

JD would have to be a little more believable, intelligent, and civilized for this to be ironic.  Hilarious?  I guess so.  But what it really seems to be is an archetype--the Redneck, white trash, alcoholic Ozark Everyman.  John can do it better than anybody.  He makes Foxworthy look like a Phi Beta Kappa scholar.  Miley and Billy Ray can move from the trailer to a penthouse when big John opens his mouth.  Thank goodness Daly is willing to be himself.  Because sometimes we just need STUPID demonstrated to the nth degree so we can feel just a little better about ourselves.  And JD is a sure thing.  Every damn time.

Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: May 2, 2011 11:01 am

Exes to X-rated, Daly gave Tiger career advice?

To Daddyboy:

Your theory, while well put, holds no water with me.  If you're going to cheat, the woman(or women) you are going to cheat with had better be leaps and bounds better than your wife.....From what I've seen, Tiger was slumming.  So your idea of all these "Hot" women throwing themselves at Tiger sounds good, he most certainly wasn't sleeping with them. 

I have never nor will I ever cheat on my wife, because I have have values, and I RESPECT my family.  Giving him a pass because he is who he is, is the reason he's turned out to be a social low-life.

Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: May 1, 2011 10:23 pm

Exes to X-rated, Daly gave Tiger career advice?

  Normally I agree with Elling and enjoy the Pond Scum segment. But hey that usually deals
with facts and golf not passing judgement on who is allowed to pass judgement. What Daly
is actual so true , but because it was Daly you mock it???? And this throwing under the bus
carp has to stop. Its an over used expression for telling the truth. IMG were wrong completely
wrong in their cover up advice . But outing them is throwing them under the bus?? Also I agree that
your wife needs some conversational English help , as that is one the dumbest things I've heard.
Stick to reporting the game of golf Mr Elling and stop judging people . I would have loved to read
what you would have written about Babe Ruth.

Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: May 1, 2011 2:58 pm

Exes to X-rated, Daly gave Tiger career advice?

Elling, your wife sounds even less clever than you are. She's known for saying "Pot, meet kettle." Wow. Must be the life of the party with witticisms like that sprouting out all over the place.

Why would Daly get fined? For being honest? He's talking about an adult subject that plenty of adults (not you, obviously) can relate to. You'd be surprised how many guys are nodding their head to his NC-17 rated advice/thoughts.

Since: Nov 24, 2007
Posted on: May 1, 2011 2:34 pm

Exes to X-rated, Daly gave Tiger career advice?

John Daly rarely has gotten criticized for his boorish behavior but quite the contrary. It seems that every time Daly is in the news for his negative shennanigans, he's hailed and put up as some everyman with all of the human frailties that go along with the label.
Not criticized? He is constantly criticized. As a result he has lost all of his big sponsors like Callaway, Dunlop, Top Flight, etc. He is now sponsored by that company that makes those crazy pants. He even lost his Hooters sponsorship (a group that would seem to promote his beer and wings lifestyle), In the 90's he said that cocaine was big on the PGA tour, and that if proper testing was performed he would be one of the cleanest guys on tour. He was criticized so much he didn't play for the rest of the year. He has been banned from play, and has become the punching bag for the sport. Every time he makes an appearance he is made fun of and criticized. The difference is that people expect that behavior from him now, so the criticism isn't as vocal or covered in the media. Now his exploits only earn a blurb on news sites. He does have a large "every man" following, but I think that has to do more with the culture of golf. He stands out as a regular man that has flaws and therefore attracts a following. He is also a very nice guy, and definitely not fake.

Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: May 1, 2011 9:34 am

Exes to X-rated, Daly gave Tiger career advice?

I'd like to be a "has been" that recorded the second lowest aggregate score in the four majors last year and finshed fourth in this years first major.  A "has been" doesn't shoot 31 on the front 9 on Sunday at the Masters.  He's going to win at least five more majors.  Just shut up and watch.  

Since: Apr 24, 2011
Posted on: May 1, 2011 8:35 am
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Since: Sep 13, 2009
Posted on: May 1, 2011 5:50 am

Exes to X-rated, Daly gave Tiger career advice?

when you've messed up life, as we all have, you learn a thing or two. Yes, Daly did give some good advice so Elling, quit trying to make him look bad. It's real easy to sit behind a computer board and write what you want but until you walk in someone else's shoes, give him a break. They both screwed things up but John is working hard to be cast back into a good light. We'll never know about Tiger because he holds 19 second interviews with scripted answers.....

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