Friday, June 11, 2010
John Daly is Doing Well
Here are two fun stories about John Daly that are sure to make him sound less insane and way more normal.
First, news is out that he is suing a children's charity for $100 million because of some injury he suffered at the Honda Classic. Here, this explains it.
Some digging by the Palm Beach Post has revealed that Big John filed a $100 million lawsuit against various defendants for an injury he suffered at the Honda three years ago. Among the defendants: the PGA National Resort, the tournament’s venue; the PGA Tour; and the Children’s Healthcare Charity, a local non-profit funded almost entirely with Honda Classic profits.
Daly filed two years ago after a woman taking pictures jumped in front of him in mid-swing. Daly claimed in the paperwork he aborted the movement because he feared killing the woman but felt his rib cage pop out. The paperwork reads that Daly and other players unsuccessfully tried three times before the incident to have security kick the unidentified woman off the course.
Daly blamed the injury’s recurrence for his withdrawal from several tournaments this year. He even twittered about retirement.
First, who jumps in front of a guy that hits the golf ball forever to take a photo? You can't just wait until he's done? Second, don't sue a charity. That's stupid.
Third, as you see above, Daly plans to make his first start on the Nationwide Tour next week since 1991. That can never be a good sign for the state of his golf game.
What does this tell us? No matter the age, Daly will always give us fodder to focus our down weeks on.