John Daly Receives Extra Golf Balls
By mustang6560 on 11/15/11
Remember John Daly's temper tantrum at the Australian Open last Thursday?

Well, in order to prevent John from running out of golf balls again, Jarrod Lyle, the local golf professional at the Woodlands, gave John an extra box of balls as a joke before he teed off in the Melbourne Golf Invitational pro-am yesterday. Clearly, someone has a sense of humor!

Last week, John successfully embarrassed himself and angered the tournament director by walking off the course during the first round of the Australian Open after he emptied his clip of golf balls into the water from the seventh tee. John tried to justify his behavior by saying he ran out of golf balls, but the tournament director did not accept the excuse as he could have requested more golf balls. The two time major champion has since apologized for his behavior, but not before he was called "unprofessional" and banned him from playing in the Australian PGA Championship at Coolum later this month. Ouch!

John could face additional penalties for his actions including a fine and a possible suspension. We'll have to wait and see how everything plays out in the coming weeks but clearly something needs to be done to get John in control. His walk-off Down Under was his second in as many months.

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photo by Keith Allison

[ comments ]
Kurt the Knife says:
Really, I can't help feeling a little compassion for the guy. Who really enjoys watching a human meltdown.
mustang6560 says:
@KtK- The fact he melted down isn't what's funny. It's the fact the pro gave him extra golf balls before his next round. JD doesn't strike me as someone who takes himself too seriously so I'm sure he could appreciate the joke.
Beekeeper45 says:
Wish I could have seen it on TV!!!
Kurt the Knife says:
I'm referring to the larger picture of Daly's decline.
joe jones says:
What a waste of talent. John has had so many chances to redeem himself and he fails every time. Talk about burning your bridges behind you. I don't know what the future holds for him but I can only hope that this is the last episode of destructive behavior we see from Long John
Banker85 says:
cry baby JD. suck it up and play through.
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