Wednesday, January 04, 2017

ESPN 30 for 30 Vol 3: Hit it Hard

In early December, Sharon and I watched Hit it Hard. This is the thirteenth installment of ESPN's 30 for 30 Volume 3. An episode guide for Vol 3 is here.

The documentary spends some time looking at Daly's golfing career. His two greatest on course accomplishments are his "out of nowhere" victory in the 1991 PGA Championship at age 25 and his playoff victory over Costantino Rocca in the 1995 Open Championship.

The film also spends a lot of time looking at his struggles with alcohol, drugs, women and gambling. It is somewhat amazing to me that with everything going on in his life, he was able to play golf at all.

Most of the Volume 2 and 3 30 for 30s have been 1 1/2 to 2 hours long. Hit It Hard was only 60 minutes. While I have lamented the move to the longer films, this documentary left me wanting more. It seemed like it just scratched the surface on a number of topics.

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