I thought it was a joke article from the Onion, but the Golf Channel is reporting that John Daly is “done” with golf:
Golf Channel caught up with an emotional John Daly following a missed cut Friday at the Farmers Insurance Open and golf’s lightning rod said that he’s finished with golf.
“I’m done,” Daly told Golf Channel following rounds of 79-71. “I can’t compete. I can’t play like I use too. I can’t keep taking spots from guys out here playing this bad. It’s not worth it.
“I’m tired of embarassing myself in front of (my fans). I can’t do it anymore.”
I have to give him props for having the integrity to hang it up rather than keep others from the field. He’s a popular enough guy that he’d keep getting sponsor’s invites on a regular basis. But golf—especially in the absence of Woody—is going to miss the colorful player.
I wonder what’ll happen to the Golf Channel series he was going to participate in this spring.