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Daly insists he has drinking under control

John Daly's decision to resume drinking came as a shock to those who thought the golfer was putting destructive tastes for liquor and gambling behind him.

But Daly, in the latest issue of Esquire magazine, says he has control of his habits, although conventional forms of rehabilitation weren't part of the program.

"I don't drink and drive. I don't drink every day. I don't drink to get drunk," he said. "It's all common sense. You can figure it out on your own."

Daly told the magazine that trying to curb his urges through medication "made me feel like a ghost," and the philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous was a bad idea.

"The worst mistake I ever made was admitting that I was an alcoholic because I gave them all the power," he said.

Instead, he said: "I try to think of myself as a lion, bringing down the kill, controlling the jungle. ... That's the way I see my days now."


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