From Fox Sports Australia :

John Daly has revealed he has lost a staggering $US60 million ($79 million) during 12 years of heavy gambling.

And in his new book he says that it has become a problem that could “flat-out ruin him” if he doesn’t bring it under control.

Daly discusses his addiction to gambling in the final chapter of his autobiography, ‘John Daly: My Life In and Out of the Rough,’ to be released next Monday.

He tells one story of earning $US750,000 ($992,000) when he lost in a play-off to Tiger Woods last year in San Francisco at a World Golf Championship event.

Instead of going home, he drove to Las Vegas and said he lost $US1.65 million ($2.18 million) in five hours playing mostly $US5,000 ($6600) slot machines.

I realize some of you are laughing at this moment, but full credit to John. It takes a lot of courage to take stock of one’s self and identify a problem (like, having gambled away 60 million bucks) before you’re “flat-out ruined”. (Leonard Tose and Art Schlicther were unavailable for comment. Mostly because the former is dead and I have no idea how to reach the latter).