Get ready to hit that radio dial hard, golf fans: John Daly is the latest golfer to join SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio.
SiriusXM Radio announced today that "Hit It Hard with John Daly" will debut in December and run as a six-part series. The Loudmouth Golf clotheshorse and two-time major champion will take listeners calls to talk about his golfing career and his favorite moments outside of it. After all, "radio host" is just the latest title on an eclectic resume that includes experience as a course designer, singer/songwriter and style icon.
“It's another adventure in my life, as we get older and slow down a bit on the course, it's something I've always wanted to do,” Daly said in an interview with Golf.com. “For me it's learning about hosting a radio show and enjoying the people calling in. I'm excited to get it going.”
Daly encourages listeners to call in and talk about more than just golf. He cited his passion for sports, including the Arkansas Razorbacks, the St. Louis Cardinals, and his friendship with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo ("I'm a Cowboy Fanatic!"). But he won't stop there, offering to lend an ear to talk about relationships, too.
"I've been through pretty much everything a man can go through," Daly said. "If I can help them, it will help me too."
Daly gained fame when he entered the 1991 PGA Championship as the ninth alternate and shot 69-67-69-71 to win by three strokes, his first of two major titles. He was 25 at the time, with a powerful swing and crowd-pleasing charm. He arrived so late in the week that he didn't even have time to play a practice round.
"It was more like a dream come true," Daly said of winning the PGA Championship. "To do it without a practice round was the ultimate that anybody could do. And to back it up and win the British Open [in 1995], a good ol' redneck, blue collar boy? That was pretty cool."