Keep it on tap, pal!
Speaking on “The Dan Patrick Show,” two-time major champ John Daly, 51, recalled a humbling encounter he had with Tiger Woods back in 2004.
The two crossed paths at the Target World Challenge that year. Daly had just finished the Wednesday pro-am, USA Today writes.
Hanging out and drinking with friends in the clubhouse, Daly spotted Woods.
“Tiger’s there in his workout clothes and I said, ‘Tiger, come have a beer with us, man,’” Daly said.
Woods, however, was rushing off to complete a workout.
But Daly didn’t give up so easily. “I go, ‘Man, you don’t need to work out. You need to drink a little bit with us.’”
Then, the tale came full circle: “He said, ‘If I had your talent I’d be doing the same thing you’re doing,’” Daly told Patrick. “I’m looking at him thinking, ‘You’re crazy, man.’”
Daly’s coming off an unexpected victory at the Champions Tour’s Insperity Invitational, his first win in a professional golf tournament in 13 years.
Daly then returned the favor, commending the meteoric rise Woods once experienced and his many accolades. Daly attributed the success, in part, to Woods’ short game and incomparable work ethic.
“Tiger is so focused, he’s a very…natural golfer with the mentality of a Nick Faldo or a Jack Nicklaus…I think Tiger was always one, two, three, four steps ahead of me in this game,” Daly said. “His focus and mentality were the strongest I’ve ever seen in a golfer.”