John Daly continues to live a life that manages, somehow, to be even more colorful than his golf pants.
Cladakis’ attorneys counter that Miller was venue shopping and asked the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out the lawsuit. Miller must respond to the appeal by Monday. A Mississippi judge dismissed the lawsuit in 2012 because none of the parties lived in the state. That was overturned by an appeals court and the state Supreme Court allowed the lawsuit to proceed.
Daly, golf’s “Wild Thing,” remains popular on the tour, an outspoken and earthy iconoclast who has gone through rehab several times and often smokes on the course. In his spare time, he has recorded a couple of albums and markets his colorful wardrobe. He hasn’t played a full PGA Tour card since 2006, but gets sponsor exemptions because of his legion of fans.
He and Cladakis became engaged last December after dating for seven years. Daly married Miller, his fourth wife, in 2001, then separated six years later and were divorced in 2010.
If it sounds like Daly’s life is a made-for-TV movie, that’s not far off. ESPN is giving him the “30 for 30” treatment.