“Fuzzy’s going to owe me 150 grand,” Daly told USA Today. “I don’t know if he remembers that bet or not, but I’ll get that cash from him, hopefully.”
Daly couldn’t remember the year – for reasons that will soon become clear – but he remembered the circumstances. He was playing with two-time major winner and good friend Fuzzy Zoeller at the Masters.
“I think it was Tuesday morning, and we played nine holes and went to TBonz [restaurant] and had some lunch,” Daly said. “Next thing I know, we were in the same clothes playing Wednesday at 7:30 in the morning and the par-3 tournament. We stayed through the whole nine [holes], drinking, having a good time and eating.”
And what, exactly, were the details of the wager?
“Fuzzy said, ‘I got 150 grand you’re never going to make it to 50.”
But Daly admitted he and Zoeller never shook on the bet. “So I won’t hold him up to it,’’ Daly said. “I’ll just have him give me a free bottle of his vodka. That’s about it.”
THK U all 4 the bday wishes 2day ???? I’m only “18” with “32” yrs of experience! Also $150 grand up from Fuzzy sayin I wouldn’t make it to 50 ????
— John Daly (@PGA_JohnDaly) April 28, 2016
Tributes were flowing in from every corner of golf. Big John sat down with The Golf Channel and told a classic story about Tiger Woods turing down an invite to join him for a beer. In the afternoon we saw Daly’s son copy his old man’s trademark beer trick shot. What are the odds of John making 100, any wagers?