John Daly: Who Needs Practice?
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The guy's so unassuming, he's the same age as I am, he's golf's Everyman, and instead of playing a practice round for this week's P.G.A. Championship at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the temperature has been hovering in the high 90s, Daly instead went to the air conditioned confines of a casino to give away more of his golf winnings on the slot machines.
Then, yesterday, he goes out to shoot a three-under-par 67, only two shots behind leader Graeme Storm.
When asked about his success at the casino by the New York Times, Daly explained that he "did good the first day" but "didn't too good the other day." (In the casino, not the golf course.)
He did just fine yesterday. (On the golf course, not the casino.)
We'll see if he keeps up the big mo', but at least for a few moments yesterday, we could all remember with great sentimentality his 1991 Cinderalla win of the P.G.A. Championship at Crooked Stick.
If not, I guess there's always the waiting slot machines.
But I'd much rather watch Daly making the rounds on Sunday at Southern Hills.