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Love him or hate him... JOHN DALY IS BACK!!

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He's a bit like marmite really. You either love him or hate him. Personally, I reckon he's pretty good for the game of golf and any tournament that he plays in will be richer for it.

A fantastically consistant 4 rounds for JD in Italy this week. He's been out of competitive golf for almost a year and to hit rounds of -2,-2,-2 and -5 shows that he's still got what it takes to rock and roll with the best of them.

And before anyone maligns the bloke for his past antics, read his book. "My life in and out of the rough" shows the hardships that life has thrown at him. Some of this has been self-inflicted but some of it is just a bloke trying to make his way in life and earn some corn.

I wish him well for the rest of the season. The way he's played this week has demonstrated that he could take valuable Order of Merit/R2D cash from the regular European Tour boys. Good luck JD, hope it all comes together for you!!!

Can't wait for this years Open at Turberry and to follow JD for a few holes (in and out of the rough)!!!

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posted May 11, 2009

All he needs is a session with Gok and he would be sorted. Although I think Poulter and Darren Clarke may need goked more.

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posted May 11, 2009

Good to see him making a go of it. Last chance saloon and all that though.

Personally, I'd rather Daly than a k n o b like Kim.

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posted May 11, 2009

The article title should be changed to - How long will it be before Daly ends upon his back!!

The guy is an embarresment to golf and should never be let to play competive golf again!

I'll give him another comp before he makes a fool of himself again or smacks a camera man etc!

He has prob already spent his winnings in a casino or the local bars!

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comment by Diggers (U2300584)

posted May 11, 2009

Fair play to him, good result all be it in what was effectively a weak event.
Seriously though, what is that clothing about, would anyone in their right mind buty any of that repulsive tat, its dressing like that which gives golfers a bad name, my wife nearly threw up when she saw him.

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posted May 11, 2009

I agree the outfit was a tad OTT. Still, I think it's firm evidence that he's mended his ways. There's no way you could wander out onto the course with a blinding hangover wearing something like that...

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comment by Gungla (U13731353)

posted May 11, 2009

BangkokSpurs - "IMO golfers are entertainers as well as professional sportsmen/women"

I don't agree. I think what you see as entertainment is just the golfer's natural personality coming through. We might then have our favourites depending on our own personality.

We all know that golf can reveal things about us that we'd prefer to keep hidden. When we're playing badly we shouldn't do things that detract from others in any way. Options for playing partners soon disappear otherwise. Of course we make exceptions for those who can be regarded as 'gifted'. I guess JD arguably is gifted but definitely not a role-model.

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posted May 12, 2009

May be some issues now but surely some of you must remember him forwinning his first major,going for everything,9th reserve or whatever,whooping with the crowd walking up 18.A truly great story.And of course that Reebok sweatshirt at St Andrews was far worse than anything he wore last week.

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posted May 14, 2009

Great to see him back. An absolute car crash of a life, but plays the game in the way we all secretly want to. Pick a club and smash it. That said his short game touch is sublime. You don't win 2 majors if you can't putt. Someone buy him a decent outfit next time though... that 'Balamory' get-up was a sight not too many people would like to see again!

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posted May 14, 2009

Daly is a legend, its good that amongst all the seriousness of professional golf he can go out and and rip it around. Hero.....

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posted May 14, 2009

dgm007,
bad news i'm afraid the outfits are most definitely hear to stay.

I saw an interview with him on Sky Sports News and he was basically using it as an advertising pitch for the 'pants';
"They're under $100, you can wear them on the golf course, you can wear them out and about, you can even wear them to church"
However, if you do want to do something about these outfits, you can apparently design some trousers for him through his twitter page yikes

(It appears that my above post has turned into a public service advertisement for Joh Daly ok )

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