Daly Adds A No-Show To Latest Run, Has His Banishment Begun?

An AP report quotes organizers of the South African Open saying John Daly did not "snub" their event, believed to be his final appearance anywhere for a while after intentionally dumping balls in the lake at The Lakes.

Promoter Mbali Ngqula dismissed reports that Daly had refused to play the European Tour event after his fiery exit from the recent Australian Open, where he hit a string of shots into a lake and then quit saying he had run out of balls. Ngqula said on Thursday "it is wrong to suggest that John snubbed our invitation, he did no such thing." Ngqula said Daly was "very willing" to play the South African Open but had been unable to make it in time.