Thursday, April 9, 2009
John Daly Is At the Masters (Just Not Playing)
I heard a story about this a few years ago. John Daly, who hasn't played in the Masters since 2006, was out selling his merchandise near Augusta National during Masters week. He was basically selling stuff and signing autographs and taking care of his fans.
Well, Big John is back at it again. According to Press Tent, Daly is selling his stuff out of an RV just three blocks away from Magnolia Lane.
To the deep trove of Masters traditions, we can officially add John Daly hawking his wares outside the gates of Augusta National. J.D., who in 2007 spent Masters week selling his Lion clothing line outside the Hooters on Washington Road, is at it again — this time beside a Washington Road jewelry store, just a three-minute walk from the club.
Daly declined to chat this morning as he unloaded boxes of hats and shirts and carefully placed them on a table outside his coach bus. But he looked downright trim by his standards, having shed some 40 pounds in recent months.
Hey, if a reporter is saying he's trim, I'm believing it.
Also, this is basically the last step in Daly's attempt to be the real life "Tin Cup." He's in an RV selling random merchandise?
John, please never leave our lives. You are to golf bloggers what George W. Bush was to "The Daily Show."
Photo courtesy of Robert Beck, SI