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Golfing Whale Fights Hippo in Court

4/16/2008 3:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Britney Spears of the golf world -- the trainwreckeriffic John Daly -- seriously thinks that his name is still worth something.
John Daly
He's filed suit against Hippo Golf, whom he alleges used his logo and name to hawk a line of golf clubs after their deal with Daly had ended. Given how far he's crashed on tour -- and crazazy antics like walking off the course in the middle of a round and tussling with his wife in public -- it's a wonder anyone wants to be associated with J.D.

Hippo's lawyers had no comment; we're told that Daly's also embroiled in legal action with other golf companies. No wonder he can't hit the ball straight.


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CELEBS HAS NO COMMON SENSE OR DO THEY PAY IN FULL CASH    

HE BETTER STOP SMOKING ,,,,,,,,,,,,BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH ...........YUCK

2276 days ago
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CELEBS HAS NO COMMON SENSE OR DO THEY PAY IN FULL CASH    

WOW ........IM FIRST FINALLY.............LOL

2276 days ago
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Tofuheart    

He's an excellent golfer. He isn't PC in the golf world but people respect him for his struggles and the strengths he does have. At the very least he's entertaining and human.

2276 days ago
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Liz    

Daly could have had a great career but, the drugs and alcohol got in the way. Very sad!

2276 days ago
5.

Colo.Girl    

His coloring doesn't look too good. Heart attack waiting to happen.

2276 days ago
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Wanker    

he hits a little white ball with a stick for a living, and brainless turds pay to watch it. how pathetic.

2276 days ago
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Tiger Woods    

People love JD and his galleries on tour are among the largest at any event

2276 days ago
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chalmette_shoes    

JD is my favorite golfer! He's human and has his frailties like all of us. He's entertaining, sincere and genuinely a nice guy. I've met him during tournaments at meet and greets.

2276 days ago
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wtf    

Common sense says his name is obviously still worth something or Hippo wouldn't have used his name.

2276 days ago
10.

medeak    

He's amazing to watch in person.... there's no swing out there like his

2276 days ago
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southerngyrl    

who is this useless thug!!

2276 days ago
12.

OC Get A Life    

John Daly is a phenomenol golf talent, and when sober an ecredibly charming and engaging personality as well as spokesman for the PGA and any sponsor. Unfortunately, John, like many millions around the world, suffers from untreated alcoholism, and in his case, he refuses not only to accept treatment but to merely accept the fact that he has a problem. Much like diabetes, hear disease, or anyother lifestyle medical condition, alcohilsim is not curable, but it is treatable, and the patient can go on to live a lenghty and vibrant life. When John Daly is sober and playing golf, no one in the game can hit farther with more accuracy and consistency, and even with his medicore green game, his solitary major victory at the British Open would not be his only for long - all he needs is the proper intervention, support, and self-motivation to get and stay sober.

The PGA and his real friends and great peers continued to be supportive, and with God's grace John will find the path to sobriety and treatment soon, regardless, he is a brilliant talent, and a good person, and his professional name and image, regardless of the unofortunate history associated with his medical disability, are not a licence for companies to steal his property for their own finncial or professional gain without properly compensating John Daly.

Go get 'em John we are with you, God Bless.

2276 days ago
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rachie    

i saw john saturday night at his bar-- here in ar. he did look a little haggard but also looked like he had lost quite a bit of weight.

i didn't pay attention to whether he was drinking (i was-- maybe that's why)-- my guess is yes but he definitely wasn't acting nuts or in any way over the top.

2276 days ago
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Justin    

hrmm, daily has had issues from highschool on. he actually went to my high school hear in MO. He holds most of the schools golf records, but really, he was an alcoholic from high school on.

2276 days ago
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OC Get A Life    

Justin, what exactly was the reasoning behind your post? Other than to attempt to smear, John Daly with alcoholism, a medical disability, like diabetes, or heart disease which afflicts millions in America each year. With God's grace John will get treatment, and whether or not he plays golf is irrelevant, he is a multi-millionaire, and he will be fine financially, the point is that he needs to be sober to have a long and healthy life.

And as for your post, the information you provided is not only available on the internet, but it was fully provided in several indepth pieces on the Golf Channel, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Golf Digest, and a long list of other media providers and ofcourse the transcripts of John's horrendous divorce proceedings throughout which his medical condition manifested itself in the worst possible manner.

The character of an individual, Justin, is not measured by solely providing accolades for those who have great accomplishments but more so by providing simple Christian charity, support, and compasssion to those who need it most - but perhaps you are one of those individuals who an appeal of such Christian or ethical principles are completely lost - more is the pity, hrmm.

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