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DALY CHECKS INTO ALCOHOL REHAB; WILSON TO STAND BY ITS MAN?
Published April 1, 1997
JOHN DALY checked himself into the Betty Ford Center over the weekend for alcohol rehabilitation. Daly, in the Memphis Commercial Appeal: "If I don't feel like I can keep from drinking, I'm through. ... I might not play golf again. I'm going to stay here as long as it takes." More Daly, who went on a reported "drinking binge" last Thursday and ended up being hospitalized: "I just thank God the bars close early in Florida. I could have been dead. When I woke up in the hospital, I knew I needed help" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 3/31). In Chicago, the TRIBUNE's Ed Sherman notes that a Wilson Sporting Goods spokesperson, of which Daly is the "main endorser for golf equipment," had no comment on Daly's "latest turmoil," or whether it will pull his ads. The company "has stood behind Daly in the wake of his previous problems" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 4/1).