John Daly claims to have found "cure" for coronavirus

John Daly Video

Everybody, relax - John Daly has found a "cure" for coronavirus.

The two-time major champion has appeared in a video clip, posted by by the Trump Organization and first reported by Golfweek, in which he begins by wishing everybody well in the world's continued battle with the disease.

However, things soon take a very surprise turn when he claims that drinking a bottle of VODKA every day is the best way to combat COVID-19. 

"I kinda got a cure for this," says Daly. "I only drink one drink a day. It just happens to be a bottle of good old Belvedere. 

• "Stay closed!" - Warning issued to UK golf clubs

• Fundraiser launched for St Andrews caddies

"You just drink one of these a day. You know, sippy sippy on a little McDonald’s Diet Coke, you can wash it down pretty good [and] never have a hangover. And that’s the way you kill this coronavirus, I believe.”

Watch the video in full...

Now, look: he's quite probably (hopefully!) joking but in case anybody is thinking about heeding Daly's advice, here's a far better idea - don't. 

According to the World Health Organisation, drinking alcohol actually increases your risk of catching the killer disease. 

• European Tour will look "radically different"

• Tiger Woods: Inside his $41m mansion

"Alcohol compromises the body’s immune system and increases the risk of adverse health outcomes,” said the WHO's regional office for Europe in a report published last week. “Therefore, people should minimise their alcohol consumption at any time, and particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The WHO also noted that alcohol may put those with mental health struggles and a history of alcohol-use disorders at greater risk due to self isolation and may also heighten the risk of domestic violence.

In other words: ignore Daly's "advice". 

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
2022 Driver Test | Which one is going in my bag?
play button
The most powerful PING irons ever? | PING i525 review
play button
I'll be using the Vokey SM9 wedges... and you should too
play button
The driver that has it all? | COBRA LTDx drivers REVIEWED!
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

PING Scottish Open series heads to Fraserburgh
Eddie Pepperell trolls Matt Kuchar with US PGA gag
Yes, Dustin Johnson has a 9-WOOD in the bag at the US PGA. Here’s why...
US PGA: Why the stars are struggling with Southern Hills bunkers
US PGA: Rory McIlroy surges into first-round lead

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
The correct grip will make your swing more consistent
play button
Strengthen the clubface at impact
play button
A very individual golf swing and lesson
play button
How to play better golf after a hip replacement
See all videos right arrow