You want to talk about appointment television? Because a 30 for 30 on a young John Daly absolutely, one hundred percent falls under that category. Honestly, I’m shocked that it took ESPN this long to make a 30 for 30 on J.D. His story about raw talent and a refusal to abide by society’s rules is tailor fit for the documentary series. The Blonde Bomber in his glory days. Just a kid from Arkansas who crushes Jack Daniels and Hooters wings/waitresses.
The hard drinking. The women. The cigarettes. It’s all just so incredible. Could he have become one of the greats following his win at the PGA Championship in ’91? Possibly. But J.D. says it himself in the trailer for the documentary: he’s not going to change for anyone. It just seems like, at least for Long John, being a successful golfer got in the way of partying a little bit.
Hit It Hard is premiering on November 1st at 8:00 p.m. ET, so the first thing I’m doing tonight when I get home is getting my DVR set up. I’d suggest you do the same. This will be a must-watch for any fan of golf or booze. .
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