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Oct272011

John Daly: "I think I may get in trouble for saying this, but..."

From an unbylined wire story:

John Daly was in the group at 69 along with Lee Westwood, Retief Goosen, Y.E. Yang and Robert Karlsson.

"With a small field like we have here, and I think I may get in trouble for saying this, but I'm kind of glad it's not sanctioned by the European or PGA Tour," Daly said. "It shows that China is doing something on their own. They're saying, 'Hey, we may not need the PGA Tour or European Tour, no disrespect."

When did China become IMG? Or IMG become China?

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"They're saying, 'Hey, we may not need the PGA Tour or European Tour..."

Which is good for JD, since he has almost worn out his welcome in the US and Europe.
10.27.2011 | Unregistered Commentersmails
HAs he withdrawn or stalked off in a tantrum yet?
10.27.2011 | Unregistered Commenterpeter
Who is this John Daly guy? His name keeps popping up...sounds familiar, but that seems all so long ago....
10.27.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlex H
The last salient thing to come out of his mouth was when he announced his retirement at Torrey Pines, only to unretire the next day
10.27.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAK47
What you have to keep in mind is JD is extremely happy in China right now - nice fat appearance money check and several high-end casinos nearby to spend it all.
10.27.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDGS
Mark McCormack once said 'we'll always find a place IMG for a great salesperson"...

...John Daly still moves the more than all but a select few.
10.27.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDel the Funk
Add "needle" to the middle of that sentence.
10.27.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDel the Funk
I dont know whats more intresting to read - another JD report or some guy describing how he broke 90 for the first time, probably the latter since he is genuinly happy about it, contrary to the bitter JD who just cant handle his past....
10.27.2011 | Unregistered Commenterkafka01
Where do we go to read about guys breaking 90? Hell, I'll try anything once!
10.27.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDel the Funk
DGS,

There are no casinos in mainland China. JD would need to take a two hour flight to Macau in order to get his blackjack fix.

Just sayin'
10.27.2011 | Unregistered CommenterChina Golfer
I remember the first time I broke 90.It wasn't a long story Del but I hope you enjoyed it.
10.27.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKeith86
@smails, you've got it right on - JD is hoping for a new tour to start up, one that is desperate for attention and free and easy with the sponsor's invites.
10.27.2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS
Stanley Ho still running Macau, ChinaGolfer? If so, Daly's stubby fingers are in danger given how the triads historically deal with those who can't pay their gambling debts ...
10.28.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAK47
@Del -

The internets is full of guys writing blogs about their (mis) adventures on the course. :) I've only broken 90 once myself (playing everything down, of course) ... it was an 84 last season (+8 out, +4 in). An amazing display and combination of courage, skill, and luck.

I haven't sniffed 90 since ... been hovering around 96-91. Long game = getting better, better tempo, etc. Short game = still smells like gym socks.

Try THAT Del. :)


-LK
10.28.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiquidKaos
JD will always attract attention....because everyone loves to watch a car crash. I will always be a fan...and so will alot of golfers the world over.

Methinks JD knows he is in a "holding" pattern until he is old enough for the Senio...err....Champions Tour...he appears to be taking better care of his body and addressed his food addiction issues...but he's got alot more things to get sorted out!
10.30.2011 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
@Del.... If Daly is such a big draw why do many of the fans that he supposedly draw disguise themselves as an empty golf course when he plays?
10.30.2011 | Unregistered CommenterOWGR Fan

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