Last time John Daly did anything to make headlines he had joined the Blast The USGA Movement, whining and crying because the stuffed shirts running the U.S. Senior Open wouldn’t give fatso a golf cart to get around the course out in Colorado.
The USGA reviewed whatever medical records Daly provided, gave him a chance to provide more, which he never did, then promptly told lard-belly that he could walk like everyone else. Of course Daly bitched and pouted then withdrew.
So Daly’s in this week’s Military Tribute field at The Greenbrier, apparently someone thought it would be great to give Prince Portly a sponsor’s exemption.
What’s interesting is the guy who two weeks ago claimed he needed a cart, was perfectly happy to show up in West Virginia and walk the course like everyone else in the field.
So Daly goes out in the first round, throws three bogeys and a double at the kids for his first nine holes and turns in a Sunset Strip — as in 77. Hockey sticks.
Daly owes Bredon de Jonge a thank-you note. A 78 by de Jonge kept Daly from being dead-last in the field after 18.
Good news is that Daly can waddle around the course on Friday then get the heck off the grounds after he misses the 36-hole cut and make his way back to the old guys tour.
At age 52, his act is getting older than he is. When guys are shooting 61, 62 and 63, no one wants to watch John Daly make bogeys.