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tony hipchest
05-02-2006, 06:16 PM
in his new book he reveals about 50-60 million was blown gambling in casinos. 1 night he blew $1.5 million on the slots ($5000 machines)

:dang: i get pissed when i drop $300 in the slots in an evening.

pti

Suitanim
05-02-2006, 06:34 PM
Yeah, I heard about this...what's so sickening is the guy has like 1/5th that amount in career winnings, meaning that he is making phat jack doing appearances and sponsorships and such...

tony hipchest
05-02-2006, 06:42 PM
atleast half that money has got to be including house money that he is just giving back. ive always wondered what its like to walk into a casino with $100,000 you dont care if you walk out with. that would do me pretty good in a 12 hour night of roulette.

PisnNapalm
05-02-2006, 08:38 PM
He's a walking mess. Such an addict. I'm amazed he can get endorsement deals.

MattsMe
05-02-2006, 08:45 PM
Here's a link:

http://foxsports.foxnews.com/golf/story/5563014

This guy need serious help. It's a shame too, because he has, or had, the talent to become one of the all-time greats of the game.

Suitanim
05-02-2006, 09:30 PM
You know, I have trouble feeling TOO sorry for him, though. He smoked, drank, had all the women and gambled, and generally lived a pretty fun (but debauched) existence, all while being employed in a sport that a lot of us actually PAY to go play on weekends.

tony hipchest
05-02-2006, 10:06 PM
feel sorry for someone who can throw 1.5 mil into a slot machine on a given night? him firing up shit sticks in between shots during tournaments is one of the greatest testimonials to a major sport ever. even tops j. leyland firing up cigs in the dugout.

MattsMe
05-02-2006, 10:57 PM
Can't say I feel sorry for him either, but I would like to see him get straightened out soon, while he's still young enough to play at the top level. I won't hold my breath or lose sleep over it though. He's not getting any younger, and with the lifestyle he's led I doubt he has many years left at the top level. His length off the tee has brought countless fans to the sport, and I guess the tour has put up with some of his behavior for that reason, just as any other sport would. But with so much of golf being mental, especially at that level, and most of his problems being mental as well, it's a wonder he's managed to keep his level of play up this long.

tony hipchest
05-02-2006, 11:19 PM
Can't say I feel sorry for him either, but I would like to see him get straightened out soon, while he's still young enough to play at the top level. I won't hold my breath or lose sleep over it though. He's not getting any younger, and with the lifestyle he's led I doubt he has many years left at the top level. His length off the tee has brought countless fans to the sport, and I guess the tour has put up with some of his behavior for that reason, just as any other sport would. But with so much of golf being mental, especially at that level, and most of his problems being mental as well, it's a wonder he's managed to keep his level of play up this long.the gambling gives him the "escape" he needs to tune out the rest of the world and help him find his focus for the game at hand. funny how people are wired.

without the gambling and alcohol as his crutch he probably wouldve never been as good on the course as he has been.

MattsMe
05-02-2006, 11:26 PM
the gambling gives him the "escape" he needs to tune out the rest of the world and help him find his focus for the game at hand. funny how people are wired.


Remove "gambling", insert "pot", what do you get?



Ricky Williams!

tony hipchest
05-03-2006, 12:19 AM
Remove "gambling", insert "pot", what do you get?



Ricky Williams! remove "pot" and insert "cocaine and steroids", and what do you get?

modern day baseball players.

insert "sex with strippers and 3x babys mommas" and you get?

nba players.

no wonder i watch nascar.