Long John goes through golf clubs, and relationships with manufacturers, almost as fast as he chugs Diet Cokes. John Garrity highlighted one incident that led to a parting of the ways between Daly and a manufacturer in a recent column.
But that wasn't half as bad as Daly's corporate backstab at the 2005 PGA Championship. On that occasion, an angry Daly whacked his golf bag with his Dunlop putter, damaging the club so badly that he had to putt with his lob wedge for seven holes. After the round, however, Daly put the blame squarely on ... the people who signed his endorsement checks! "My putter came loose again," he groused. "That's happened a few times this year, where the head has fallen off. Dunlop has been trying really hard to make a putter, and it just keeps coming off." Having established that the engineers at Dunlop Sports, after nearly a century manufacturing golf and tennis gear, didn't know how to use epoxy, Daly delivered the coup de grace: "I've had it. I'm just going to putt with my L-wedge."
John Daly's official website Driver: TaylorMade Burner Fairway wood: TaylorMade V Steel Hybrid: TaylorMade TP Rescue Irons: Mizuno MP 67 Wedges: Titleist Vokey Spin Milled Putter: Titleist by Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2 Ball: Callaway i Tour Daly has also recently used the TaylorMade r7 Limited. (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)