John Daly Bartends During ChiSox Rainout

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John Daly, a five-time winner on the PGA Tour and owner of two major championships—1991’s PGA and 1995’s British Open—long ago made a reputation for being not only one of the game’s longest hitters, but also one of the games hardest drinkers.

A 2012 poll placed the “grip it and rip it” icon as number eight on the list of greatest hard-drinking athletes of all time, eclipsed by the likes of Joe Namath,  Mickey Mantle, and Babe Ruth.

Consequently, it should come as no surprise that “Long John” figured a way to occupy himself when Friday’s Chicago White Sox game was rained out and his appointment to throw out the ceremonious first pitch got derailed.

The blue collar hero shimmied up behind the bar at ChiSox Bar and Grill at U.S. Cellular Field and started pouring, appropriately, Arnold Palmers—but with a shot or two of vodka.

As a fitting gift to one of the most athletic golfers to ever wield a pitching wedge, Fox Sports reported that Daly received a  customized jersey, commemorating his major-championship titles at the 1991 PGA Championship and 1995 Open Championship.


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