John Daly has claimed he was offered $1 million to throw the 1995 Open at St. Andrews before going on to win the event.
In a 2014 interview with Graham Bensinger that’s recently come to light, Daly explained that he was offered $1 million to throw The Open, more than five times the amount of money ($199,000) he eventually took home.
In 1995, the now 55-year-old said he was approached at the British Open by a gambler.
‘He says, “Look if you tank it, I’ll give you a million bucks”,’ Daly recalled in the interview.
‘I said, “Go…f–k yourself. No way”,’ he added.
Daly ultimately claimed victory after holding off Costantino Rocca in a playoff, securing the second and final major victory of his career.