Daly says Fuzzy owes him $150,000 for turning 50


Many people thought this day might never come, including Fuzzy Zoeller.

John Daly turned 50 on Thursday and, according to a story from USA Today, that is a celebratory occasion.

Daly told the newspaper that he and his good friend made a bet years ago during Masters week.

“I think it was Tuesday morning and we played nine holes and went to T-Bonz (restaurant) and had some lunch,’’ he recalled. “Next thing I know, we were in the same clothes playing Wednesday at 7:30 in the morning and the par-3 tournament. We stayed through the whole nine (holes), drinking, having a good time and eating.

“Fuzzy said, 'I got 150 grand you’re never going to make it to 50.’ ”

But after recalling the story, Daly said he and Zoeller never shook on the bet.

“So I won’t hold him up to it,’’ Daly said. “I’ll just have him give me a free bottle of his vodka. That’s about it."

Thanking well-wishers on Thursday, Daly reminded Zoeller of their bet.