John Daly has scaled back on his vices since his carefree days of the 1990s -- he no longer drinks alcohol and has considerably limited his Diet Coke intake -- but his bad habits still trump those of almost every other pro athlete.
In an interview with the Guardian, the 47-year-old Daly says he once drank 26-28 Diet Cokes a day. However after lap band surgery in 2009 he's down to 10-12.
"The band won't allow me to drink as many," Daly said. "If I don't have ice, I can't drink it. I can't have it straight because of the carbonation. I have to drink it slowly and not out of a can, I need some ice. I used to have 26-28 cans a day. Now I have 10-12 at the most."
It'd be one thing if soda was Daly's only bad habit, but the 1991 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year said he still smokes 40 cigarettes a day.
Making matters worse, Daly says he doesn't do much exercise outside of walking the golf course.
"I'm overweight and everything but we are all fit; we walk six or seven miles a day, that's plenty of exercise for most people," Daly said. "Some guys want to do a little more cardio training; I can't see me being allowed to smoke a cigarette on a treadmill. I don't think they will let me into the gym if I do that. Will they?"
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