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John Daly
By Gavin Newsham

John Daly

The Biography

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John Daly by Gavin Newsham

Book Awards

  • Winner of British Sports Book Awards: Best New Writer 2004.

Book Description

Legend has it that one of the things you really should see if you're a true golf fan is the swing - the awesome 'killer swing' - of John Patrick Daly. Rewind to August 1991 and the USPGA Championship at Crooked Stick, Indianapolis. Twenty-five-year-old rookie pro John Daly tees off as an eleventh-hour replacement for Nick Price and blasts his way to a spectacular and entirely unexpected victory. Now fully updated, Gavin Newsham's award-winning biography examines how that triumph, which, which should have signalled the start of the big time for Daly, instead prompted a shocking descent into alcoholism, gambling addiction and more indidents and accidents than most people encounter in one lifetime - maybe two. He has been arrested, suspended, and seen his world ranking plummet to 507. Yet, his no-nonsense 'grip it and rip it' philosophy has struck a chord with golf fans the world over and his length off the tee is legendary. 'It's all good because I'm still living,' he shrugs. Despite his trials and tribulations, John Daly remains one of the biggest draws in the game.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780753510100
ISBN-10: 0753510103
Format: Paperback
(194mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Virgin Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 9-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gavin Newsham

Gavin Newsham is an Associate Editor of Golf Punk magazine and has written extensively on sport for a wide variety of publications. He lives in Brighton, boasts a handicap of 24 and once threw his driver into a lake at the Warwickshire golf course.

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