Daly, Woods helping Greenbrier owner's effort to lose weight
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Daly, Woods helping Greenbrier owner’s effort to lose weight


At 6-foot-7, Greenbrier owner Jim Justice is an imposing man. Unfortunately, his girth is a little out of proportion with his already massive frame. John Daly and Tiger Woods want to provide incentive to Justice to lose some weight.

“I told him I’d give him $100 for every pound he loses, to any charity he wants,” Daly said after the final round of The Greenbrier Classic. “Tiger said he’d do it, too. Because we care about him. He’s a big guy. If we could get him to lose some weight and add about 30-40 years to his life, he’ll be happy. It’s time somebody did something for him after him always doing something for everybody else.”

Daly has experienced the life benefits of carrying less weight. He underwent lapband surgery in 2009 and lost 115 lbs.

"Every year I talk to him, his back is hurting him, and his knees are hurting him," Daly said of Justice, who he told of his plan on Sunday. "I can get to my doctor and help him lose a ton of weight. He’ll feel better. We just want to help him.”

Woods, reportedly, has been on the reciprocal end of Justice's billion-dollar fortune. The world No. 4 was reportedly paid between $1.5-1.8 million to play this week. He missed the cut.


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