NORTH CAROLINA – PGA drinker and sometimes golfer Jon Daly was arrested after KO’ing in front of a Winston-Salem, NC Hooters after a 30 year drinking binge on Sunday.
Police said in a statement Wednesday that officers left for the restaurant on a medical call. When they arrived, Daly was being treated by emergency workers after losing consciousness.
While at the restaurant, police said Daly “appeared extremely intoxicated and uncooperative,” refused repeatedly to be taken to the hospital and was asked to leave by restaurant employees because the drunk and overweight Hooters regular was defaming the establishment’s reputation which caters mostly to families with small children.
The athlete, who has been suspected of steroid use due in large part to his perfectly toned and athletic body, was taken into police custody for a 24 hour detox lockup at Forsyth County Enforcement Detention Center.
For Daly, who has gone to rehab for alcohol addiction and abuse three times, this was just a typical Sunday (he usually doesn’t make the cut).
In March 2008, swing coach Butch Harmon quit working with the pro drinker/golfer after Daly spent a 2-1/2 hour rain delay getting bombed in the Hooters corporate tent at the PODS Championship. Disgusted, Harmon told a reporter:
â€œMy whole goal for him was heâ€™s got to show me golf is the most important thing in his life.Â The most important thing in Dalyâ€™s life is getting drunk.â€
It’s sad, but at the same time, if he wasn’t a raging drunk we wouldn’t get to see him tee off on a beer can during a Pro-Am tournament like we can below.