The good people over at Golf Digest have put in some man-hours with the charming Sherrie Daly, fourth wife of John and she of the recent sojourn in jail on drug and gambling offences, in the run-up to the release of her scandalicious, sleaze-laden, possibly fabricated memoir, Teed Off: My Life as a Player’s Wife on the PGA Tour.
Though the undoubted highlight of the feature is watching Sherrie disbelievingly read the title of her book from a cue card during the appended video interview, there’s plenty else in the way of distraction, even guilty entertainment, to be found in her account of life in golf’s (second) most toxic marriage.
“I might have done a lot of things I’m not proud of in my life,” she writes [dictates]. “But I did not stab John Daly.”
Now, with that out of the way, on to the good stuff… like JD’s three distinct personalities:
“As she describes it, there’s ‘John,’ the charming and fun guy she first fell in love with in 2001, ‘Johnny,’ an apologetic figure who would sometimes curl up into a fetal position and beg for forgiveness after a night of misbehaving, and ‘JD,’ the party animal who is destructive and wild enough to do anything.”
Her ex-husband’s unorthodox use of his flaccid penis:
“According to Sherrie, after being in Germany, the couple returned to their Arkansas house with John’s mother, Lou, and some neighbors to see the progress interior decorators were making on some changes she wanted. When they discovered the walls of the kitchen had been painted in the wrong color, John did the unthinkable.
“So in front of everyone, in front of his own mother, John whipped it out and started peeing all over the wall,” she writes.”
His gambling addiction:
“…she alleges he earned a $750,000 check after losing in a playoff to Tiger Woods at the 2005 WGC-American Express Championship and promptly went to Las Vegas and blew it all — and then some.
‘John lost $1.65 million in less than five hours that day,’ Sherrie writes.”
And for those of you looking for more in the way of philosophical depth, there are even some words of wisdom:
“The motto in my life is: Karma. Karma is so serious. No matter what religion you are or who you decide to marry, what you decide to do, karma is a bitch.”
Purchasing bound testament to Sherrie’s venality will cost you somewhere in the region of $25.