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Interesting Guardian UK piece on John Daly, what he's up to today.

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Never knew he never played in the Ryder Cup. Just assumed he did during one of his major win years. Some interesting bits:

 

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"I just can't seem to hit fairways right now. I am barely missing them, though. On a lot of these courses now if you miss them, you are just hacking it out. I'm close, I just have to hit more fairways.

 

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 Last summer, Daly's wrecked right elbow was operated on and had four screws inserted. "I am about 85-years-old on my right side," Daly says. "Getting the elbow done was a great blessing."

 

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"Some guys want to do a little more cardio training; I can't see me being allowed to smoke a cigarette on a treadmill. I don't think they will let me into the gym if I do that. Will they?"

 

LOL, smoking on a treadmill.

 

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/apr/07/john-daly-masters-golf-young-dumb-90s

post #2 of 7
He would have been a great Ryder Cup pick. John Daly is a wysiwyg kind of guy. Very genuine and tragically flawed for his golfing genius. I think any European would have crapped himself playing him. He always swings for the fences.

The best match play players, IMO, are those who attitude mirrors his.
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Article is wrong about one thing: John Daly is the only multiple-major winner to be eligible for the Ryder Cup but never play in it.

They said he's the only multiple major winner to not play in it, but Gary Player never did either (for very different reasons).
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I always liked John D and enjoyed watching him play.  But he was the maker of his own downfall and it was really a waste of talent.  But I wish him the best and hope he get another chance at glory.

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I hope they stick him in the Hall of Fame  - he has two majors after all - I'd like to see him have a renaissance on the Champions' Tour.

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Article is wrong about one thing: John Daly is the only multiple-major winner to be eligible for the Ryder Cup but never play in it.

They said he's the only multiple major winner to not play in it, but Gary Player never did either (for very different reasons).

Errr, very different reason would be that he is South African and ineligible to play for Europe or the USA! 

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Errr, very different reason would be that he is South African and ineligible to play for Europe or the USA! 

Yeah. Just one of my pet peeves when a statistic listed isn't technically true, but is when you exclude some cases that are obvious to people who follow it closely. John Daly was the only eligible multiple-major winner who didn't play. This year's Masters has the most first-time participants... other than the 1934 (first) edition.
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