‘One more time, Chuck!’ John Daly, Barkley walk into a bar and … sing

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Charles Barkley, John Daly and friends last week singing "Can’t You See" by the Marshall Tucker Band.


Charles Barkley, basketball Hall of Famer, NBA analyst and much-critiqued golfer, was following John Daly during last week’s Regions Tradition when a social media producer with the Champions Tour caught up to him. Barkley had played in the pro-am, his revamped swing was the darling of Twitter, and he gave the standard, somewhat vanilla quote about his week. 

The producer then asked about Daly

“JD’s great, man,” Barkley said. “He hasn’t changed. And he picked up the check at dinner last night.”

One night during the tournament, they did more than eat. 

When you’ve finally cured that hitch in your swing, when you’re sitting around a table with Daly and a dozen or so other friends, when one of the friends has a guitar, you have to.   

“One more time, Chuck!” someone yelled in the background of the video shared earlier this week by Golfers Doing Things

And Barkley joined Daly in singing Can’t You See by the Marshall Tucker Band

“Can’t you see?” Barkley and Daly sang. 

“Owwwwwwwww,” Daly wailed. 

Barkley laughed. 

“Can’t you see? What that woman … is doing to me?” Barkley and Daly sang.

Someone in the background called for a big finish. 

“Can’t you see? Can’t you see? What that woman,” Daly sang. 

Someone in the background called for Barkley to finish the line. 

“Is doing to me,” he sings softly. 

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Before the week, nearly everyone had laughed at Barkley’s swing. Now, folks were laughing only with his singing. 

How’d Barkley start to enjoy himself off and on the course? In nearly every other video that was taken at the pro-am, Barkley both swung more fluidly and quickly credited instructor Stan Utley. (“Stan Utley got me fixed, man,” he said in one video.) When reached by GOLF.com, Utley said all he did was help clear up a muddle in Barkley’s fundamentals that prevented him from properly loading and unloading the club.

“He’s swinging free and easy,” Utley said.

Enough so to take his show on the road. 

Barkley also played in this week’s Mitsubishi Electric pro-am. With Daly. 

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Nick Piastowski

Nick Piastowski

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Nick Piastowski is a Senior Editor at Golf.com and Golf Magazine. In his role, he is responsible for editing, writing and developing stories across the golf space. And when he’s not writing about ways to hit the golf ball farther and straighter, the Milwaukee native is probably playing the game, hitting the ball left, right and short, and drinking a cold beer to wash away his score. You can reach out to him about any of these topics — his stories, his game or his beers — at nick.piastowski@golf.com.

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