John Daly Quotes

We have curated some of the best quotes by John Daly for you.


I hit the ball as hard as I can. If I can find it, I hit it again. ~ John Daly.

It’s nice to worry about playing golf and not all the other stuff. ~ John Daly.

I believe nicotine plus caffeine equals protein. ~ John Daly.

I learned you can’t drink whiskey and play golf. ~ John Daly.

I don’t think I’ve ever stepped into a gym – they won’t let me smoke there. I just thank God Miller Lite isn’t as fattening as most beers. If I cut back on beer, though, I’d look anorexic. ~ John Daly.

My slogan is who needs fitness when you’ve got great equipment. ~ John Daly.

Idea-Advocacy Matrix highlights a couple of things: that good ideas need to be sold if they are ever going to see the light of day and bad ideas sometimes do quite well because of the skills of the proponent to sell them. ~ John Daly.

I will just put four or five extra packs of cigarettes in my bag and I will be fine. ~ John Daly.

I enjoy the oohs! and aahs! from the gallery when I hit my drives. But I’m getting pretty tired of the awws! and uhhs! when I miss the putt. ~ John Daly.

In some organizations, it is easy to say mistakes are okay when in truth it is a zero-defect organization. You will be remembered more for your mistakes than your successes in those organizations. ~ John Daly.

Do I have to know rules and all that crap? Then forget it. ~ John Daly.

There are probably some things I could do to keep my flexibility up, but I’d rather smoke, drink diet Cokes and eat. ~ John Daly.

If I go gambling the slots, some of my friends will come with me and play along with me. It’s not like I’m starting out with $500 a pull or $1,000 a pull. I go in there and play $25, and if I win, I play $100s. ~ John Daly.

The fans have always helped me get through good things and bad things on and off the golf course. ~ John Daly.

I try to think of myself as a lion, bringing down the kill, controlling the jungle. A lion controls his jungle. ~ John Daly.

Life is nothing but a memory. People who dwell on the bad ones aren’t going to have a whole lot of good ones coming up. ~ John Daly.

This fitness thing is blown out of proportion. What am I going to do on a treadmill – smoke a cigarette and drink a diet Coke? ~ John Daly.

I’ve got the drinkers and the smokers and the eaters on my side. ~ John Daly.

Nobody can know what’s in my heart. Nobody can know what I’m thinking. I know what I’ve got to do. ~ John Daly.

I wasn’t this nervous playing golf when I was drinking. It’s the first tournament I’ve won on the PGA Tour in a sober manner, so it’s a great feeling knowing I can do it sober. I don’t think two years ago I could have pulled this off. ~ John Daly.

General personal principle: You are generally successful to the degree others want you to succeed. So get adopted! And, even more importantly, it’s amazing how much you can get done when you let other people take credit for it. ~ John Daly.

Everybody goes through divorces. There’s millions of people that have drinking problems. There’s people that their weight goes up and down, just like mine. It’s just life. And I think people relate to that. I really do. ~ John Daly.

I can’t stand to work out. I can’t stand to do a sit up; you know, I can’t stand to run. ~ John Daly.

I guess you can say I always liked to take chances. Sometimes it works out. Sometimes it doesn’t. ~ John Daly.

It’s amazing what a little money can do when it’s spent on the right reason. ~ John Daly.

I don’t hide anything. There’s just nothing to hide with me. ~ John Daly.

I’ve always been a good ball-striker, but if you’re not a great putter, you’re not going to win a lot. ~ John Daly.

In life, you have got to make the best of every situation; you have to keep going. ~ John Daly.

Ideas really do matter. But in any organization a good idea will only go so far unless its proponents are willing to fight the political games to get the idea adopted. ~ John Daly.

I can tell you one thing. I’ve done this my way. I don’t have anybody to blame for this win but me, and I love it. ~ John Daly.

I know there’s a lot of guys who would love to see me fail. Well, good. Let ’em. I’m glad. ~ John Daly.

Whether I’m shooting 10-under or 10-over I have to realize people have come a long way to see me play. I can’t be back-handing putts. ~ John Daly.

How you frame an issue shapes how it is viewed by others. Great advocates frame their ideas as problems that need solutions. ~ John Daly.

Stories match the way our species thinks. Equally important, stories are something we share – everyone everywhere tells stories and oddly enough, in the same way. It all probably started around some campfire a million years ago. ~ John Daly.

I don’t care what anybody says. The first tournament is not the hardest one to win. It’s always the second one. ~ John Daly.

I was young and dumb back in the ’90s, but I had a lot of fun. ~ John Daly.

It just seems like the Democrats always have a problem when a Republican gets in office. ~ John Daly.

The only way I’ll ever make the Ryder Cup team is when I become captain; then I can name myself to the team. ~ John Daly.

You’re playing competitive, and it’s always better to play four competitive rounds than it is two because you sit there for a weekend and then you start all over again. ~ John Daly.

I’m a fighter. I’m a survivor, and I’ll get through anything people can throw at me. ~ John Daly.

Everybody fights demons. Some are worse than others. ~ John Daly.

Golf is my passion, and so is great barbecue. ~ John Daly.

Life is full of challenges and surprises, and I’ve had my share. ~ John Daly.

I’m not a big gambler anymore. I like to do it. I enjoy it instead of trying to make money off of it, because I realized you can’t make money gambling. ~ John Daly.

I think what I realized is that I can’t believe I made it to 50 years old. ~ John Daly.

There’s a time in everybody’s life they really don’t want to talk to people: they want to get away from talking or being on the phone and stuff. ~ John Daly.


About John Daly

John Daly is a PGA Tour professional golfer from the United States.

Daly is most known for his driving distance off the tee (getting him the moniker “Lengthy John”).

His two biggest on-course achievements are his “zero to hero” triumph in the 1991 PGA Championship and his 1995 Open Championship playoff victory over Costantino Rocca.

Daly has won authorized pro competitions in South Africa, Swaziland, Scotland, Germany, South Korea, Turkey, and Canada, in addition to his triumphs on American soil.

Daly has had a lot of success in several fields. Daly has also written and recorded music, as well as published two albums.


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