Are You Still With Daly?
By Kickntrue on 4/27/09
John Daly will tee it up this week in Spain. I know he's lost some fans with his continued antics, but what about you?

Here's what he know since we've last seen Big John:
1) He's lost 40 pounds after Lap-Band surgery
2) He's been working on his game
3) He Twitters (yes, it's really him)

I still have love for the man. I'm close to jumping off the wagon, but it's an easy one, two-step back on. What about you guys?

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[ comments ]
possingk says:
I'll still follow him, like I always did, his personal life may be a train wreck, but he is one entertaining golfer. If a bunch of reporters followed me around all the time I am sure there would be some 'news worthy' things about me out there too. Unfortunately I can't play golf like Daly (I can put 5 in a lake)
4/27/09
 
mmontanaro says:
Nope. There's so many young, talented golfers out there that are more worthy of the fan support. I hope the guy can make a living somewhere (don't wish ill will on anyone), just keep him off of my TV screen.
4/27/09
 
Matt Otskey says:
Personally, I don't understand how anyone can like this guy. Sure, he provides some entertainment on the course, but as others have said, his personal life is a trainwreck, and it usually affects his game. He lacks all the discipline in the world and is a symbol for what is wrong with America. Irresponsibility is rewarded with fame.
4/27/09
 
iGolfPuma says:
I hope that he can get it turned around before it is to late. To much talent to be wasted.
4/27/09
 
munk24 says:
I still with him, Maybe he will grow up, I love his restaurant down in Mississippi.
When he plays well he is exciting adn golf needs him. Notice how boring it gets if tiger and Phil arent playing.
4/27/09
 
jbird899 says:
I love him. He is like the kid at the lunch table that you would pay to eat something random. I mean not even can be Tiger. Someone has to date strippers and drink. He is our generations Walter Hagen. I hope he shocks the world and wins another major.
4/27/09
 
jaydeeiii54 says:
John is the man!!! Some guys you just expect to add drama to sports and he is one of them. He has been through a lot, and though he brought it on himself I feel like he will do well in the future. Just like Barkley, T.O., Rodman, and Tyson, we need to wonder what the heck he is gonna do next.
4/28/09
 
JWHpurist says:
If Snyder holds Tiger Woods in such low esteem, what does he think about this "Dude"? I've sent guys like this "Packing" off my construction crews when they act like this! JWHpurist
4/28/09
 
ToddRobb says:
I honestly hope that J.D. can get his act together off the course, how could you not pull for another human being to get a hold of their demons. That being said, he shouldn't come anywhere near a PGA event until he gets his life together. It amazes me how this guy basically is a buffoon that doesn't respect the game and doesn't respect the talent that he's been blessed with. Anyone that walks off more than one PGA event because of.... doesn't deserve the privilege. I would give my left ... to make a living just making the cut of PGA events. Obviously he has his fans, which says a lot about our society, here you have Tiger and Phil who are squeaky clean and go out of their way to say and do the right things, but J.D. gets ALMOST as many people following him when he plays.

J.D. get your life together, for you, not for golf and not for anyone else, then come back to the tour.
4/28/09
 
Mandelbaum! says:
I don't mind the guy and I hope he does well. Anyone who wins even one Major deserves some respect. He's won two. What I do mind is the cumulative effect guys like him and the movie Happy Gilmore have had on golf. People mentioned it last week in the thread about Chad Campbell, but seriously...does anyone still think yelling 'Get in the hole!' at the tee shot on a par 5 is funny? Even in an ironic way? I would hope not, but I know someone always will.

A sidenote GÇô I think we could have done without the the Maxfli 'Go Long or Go Home' commercial.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwn7KimEosQ
4/28/09
 
ToddRobb says:
Ironically enough, J.D. was the first one to get the crowds hoopin and hollerin at the 1991 PGA Championship. Before that, it was unheard of to have rowdy crowds at a golf tournament.
4/28/09
 
munk24 says:
its guys like JD and Tiger who have brought golf more in the mainstream and made it cool to play golf, especially for the younger crowd. while some purists may not like their antics(fist pumps, bad behavior for JD), they have brought golf to the masses. I have seen the junior programs explode with players here in Tennessee, setting records for participants every year. Golf is still the greatest game, but its just more exciting to watch now IMO.
4/28/09
 
ToddRobb says:
I think it's a bit of a stretch to say that J.D. has brought golf more in the mainstream, he brought out the rowdiness in the golf fans that like the "regular guy", but they already existed. Personalities help bring "new" people to the game and to the mainstream through endorsements, but they have to be able to back it up with their play. When you see Tiger pitching everything from gator-ade to razor blades, and for whatever reason he appeals to you, you decide to give the game a try, especially if you have someone to get you started. J.D. never got any major mainstream endorsement deals, he was trying to get McDonalds by saying he loved eating it all the time, but that never happened. On a side note, I hear everyone saying how entertaining he was on the course, I don't have any memories of him being all that entertaining, other than his two majors.
4/28/09
 
JWHpurist says:
Walter Hagen "loved the sauce" but carried himself in a more refined manner. Perhaps Daly should explore history and adopt alternative actions for self improvement. JWHpurist
4/30/09
 
William Charles Ni says:
I think that when his lifestyle affects his golf then he needs to step back, but I love to watch him play. He is well known for the "grip it and rip it" but he is also a phenomenal short game player. I like to watch guys like him and Phil who are willing to play the high risk shots around the green once in a while.

I hope that John can turn his life around, for his sake. I think we all need to remember that "There, but for the grace of God, go I."
4/30/09
 
William Charles Ni says:
I think that when his lifestyle affects his golf then he needs to step back, but I love to watch him play. He is well known for the "grip it and rip it" but he is also a phenomenal short game player. I like to watch guys like him and Phil who are willing to play the high risk shots around the green once in a while.

I hope that John can turn his life around, for his sake. I think we all need to remember that "There, but for the grace of God, go I."
4/30/09
 
William Charles Ni says:
Sorry about the double post there 8=) Browser hiccup! Actually, browser user hiccup.
4/30/09
 
Mac McNeil says:
I was a marshal at a tourney for one week that Daly played in and spoke to him a couple of times. He's an a-hole best suited for other than a gentlemens game. Sorry - but good riddance.
5/4/09
 
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