Ex-Razorback golfer, John Daly, will be the center of a new 30 for 30 documentary presented by ESPN.
ESPN announced in a press release today that three new 30 for 30 films would be coming this fall. One of which is centered around none other than Razorback golfing icon, John (The Lion) Daly.
John Daly is one of, if not the most famous Razorback to ever play a professional sport. He has one PGA championship and one Open Championship title to his name. He also tied for 3rd in the coveted Masters Tournament in 1993.
As solid as Daly was on the course during the earlier years of his career, it was his antics off the course that he is probably most well known for. Well, his antics on the course were pretty memorable as well. One of my personal favorites is when he teed off a bear can of Budweiser at Warwick Hills.
As much fun as it was to watch “Wild Thing’s” outlandish behavior, it wasn’t always a ton of fun for him. A lot of the tantrums and antics were fueled by a mix of his funny personality and sadly, his losing battle with alcoholism. In 2008, Daly’s swing coach Butch Harmon said after quitting, “The most important thing in (Daly’s) life is getting drunk. Daly would say later in 2014 that a lot of his past struggle with alcohol was due to growing up with an alcoholic father.
The documentary, “Hit it Hard” is set to air on November 1st of this year and is described as “the rise and fall of John Daly.” For Arkansas fans, this one will be a must see.