John Daly disgraces himself and the PGA Tour once again
Little John pulled another stunt Friday at the FBR in Phoenix. It was bad enough that he begged off of the Wednesday pro-am, citing illness. This, after a week where the Golf Channel has aired ads for the new Daly reality show where he tells the world how much he hates practice rounds.
After a 3-over par 74 in the first round of the FBR, he shoots a 4-over par 40 on his first nine holes Friday, then bolts for the parking lot at the turn. His official response was that he was still ill but don’t you believe it. Many observers on the spot reported that he was fuming while practically sprinting to his vehicle. Let me ask a question here. Is getting mad what you would call a normal response to illness? No, I didn’t think so.
There are many out there who are fond of Daly because he “keeps it real". What he has learned to do is put his problems out there for everyone to see so they feel sorry for him. And it gives him a built-in excuse every time he does something unprofessional like this. These same people pay their hard-earned money specifically to watch him perform on the golf course. And this is the thanks he gives them. Next time he says “I do it for the fans” - which he frequently does - remember this nonsense.
The PGA Tour bears some responsibility for these outrages. The Tour rule normally is: no pro-am, no tournament. He shouldn’t have been allowed to play in the first place. And they could help alter his behavior by penalizing him severely when he withdraws mid-round as he has done many, many times before. What does a rich man care about a piddly little fine? How about a suspension instead? This guy is a big baby and the Tour is like a parent that spoils their child by never saying no.
Shame on them both.
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Hey he left to take the babysitter home.
Then when he game went really sour, that was the final straw for him.
He shouldn't be playing golf at the moment; he should be getting his head together at home. But he'd already entered a string of season-opening tournaments, leaving him in an awkward situation.
Disgrace is a polite word for what I really wanted to say. This guy has a long history of this childish crap whenever things aren't going well. Stop molly-coddling this big crybaby, it doesn't help him at all. Hold him accountable for acting like a professional and an adult.
But, he's a troubled man at the moment. (Nah, forget the excuses: he's rich and shouldn't miss that stupid gold-digging bitch too much. Millionaires like him don't know the meaning of the phrase 'personal problems.')
The point I was trying to get over, however, was that - surely he didn't want to play in FBR (or last week, for that matter). In fact, that much was obvious. So why didn't he withdraw sooner?
I can't understand it at all.
But, he's a troubled man at the moment. (Nah, forget the excuses: he's rich and shouldn't miss that stupid gold-digging bitch too much. Millionaires like him don't know the meaning of the phrase 'personal problems.')"
Hey David his wife might be a convicted felon and con artist, but how do you know she is a gold-digger? Maybe she loves the big guy. Who knew?
My big gripe is that this crybaby always talks about his fans meaning soooo much to him. Then he walks out mid-round on some of his fans who have paid money to follow him around. Yes, he was out of the tournament but how hard could it be to play 9 more holes of golf to entertain those paying customers? They don't mind too much if he misses the cut - they just want to watch him play. As poorly as Arnold Palmer has been playing for the last decade, do you think the King would have quit mid-round? Now there's a man who genuinely appreciates his legions of fans.
Doctors don't usually give you an I.V. just for the heck of it!
John is a great guy, give him time, he will play better!
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