John Daly is very candid about his alcohol use. I asked if he ever had a bottle of whiskey in his bag during a tournament, and he said, "Not on Tour, but I did in some state opens." When I asked if he thought drinking made him a better golfer, he admitted, "You get that buzz going, you think you can make every putt. That's why I'm not making anything anymore, because I'm not drinking. No, I'm just kidding."
Line of the week
Hall of Fame writer and MLB Network analyst Peter Gammons told me how far he thought the Twins would go to re-sign hometown hero and reigning AL MVP Joe Mauer (above):
"I can see the Twins buying Joe Mauer the city of Duluth."
Now Hear This
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1. Gonzaga coach Mark Few on NCAA tourney expansion.
2. Ray Romano discusses the state of his golf game.
THE FINE PRINT: James Worthy and Bill Walton appeared on The Price Is Right. They tried to guess how much Tim Donaghy was bought for.