My Life in and Out of the Rough

My Life in and Out of the Rough

The Truth Behind All That Bull**** You Think You Know about Me

By John Daly; Glen Waggoner

HarperCollins Publishers, Paperback, 9780061120640, 208pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 2007

Description

Ever since his astonishing victory in the 1991 PGA Championship, John Daly has enthralled fans with his big drives, bigger personality, and his "grip it and rip it" approach to golf . . . and to life. Usually seen with a cigarette dangling from his lip, Long John is the unchained, unpredictable, unapologetic bad boy of professional golf.

My Life In and Out of the Rough is the thrillingly—and sometimes shockingly—candid memoir of a larger-than-life athlete battling assorted addictions (alcohol, gambling, chocolate, sex), his weight, and divorce lawyers (having been married four times). Carrying readers off the fairway and into his $1.5-million motor home, Daly takes us on a rollicking ride through his ever-churning world of burgers, booze, casinos, country music, and breathtaking moon shots—and reveals how a down-home Arkansas Everyman rose to the pinnacle of the golf world, escaped from the depths of abject depression, and, ultimately, took control of his life.

Well, sort of . . .



About the Author
John Daly is one of the most popular athletes in the world. He has won the PGA's Driving Distance Crown a record-setting eleven times, was named the 1990 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, and went on to win the PGA Championship the following year and the British Open in 1995.

Glen Waggoner, a founding editor of ESPN The Magazine, is the coauthor of Bobby Murcer s New York Times bestselling autobiography A Yankee for Life, as well as the bestsellers My Life In & Out of the Rough with John Daly and Clearing the Bases with Mike Schmidt. Waggoner was one of the founding fathers of Rotisserie League Baseball, which sparked the fantasy sports movement in America.