(AFP) – Oct 29, 2008
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (AFP) — Two-time major golf champion John Daly spent a night in jail at the weekend after police here found him drunk outside a restaurant, the Winston-Salem Journal reported on Wednesday.
Police Lieutenant Tyrone Phelps told the newspaper that Daly was held at the Forsyth County Jail early Sunday morning to sober up.
According to the newspaper, paramedics went to a Hooters restaurant at 1 am after receiving a report that Daly had passed out.
When police arrived, they found Daly drunk and unwilling to go to hospital. He was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct.
The newspaper reported that Daly was traveling on a tour bus and told police that others on the bus didn't want him back on it after the restaurant closed.
According to North Carolina state law, police can jail a person overnight to sober up.
Daly, the 1991 PGA Champion and 1995 British Open champion, was later released on an unsecured bond.
Daly, 42, hasn't held a US PGA Tour card for the past two years. In March, Butch Harmon quit as his swing coach.
At the time, Harmon said of Daly that "the most important thing in his life is getting drunk."
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