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#1 eric_b

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:38 AM

From Golf Channel's website (quotes of the week):


"I have no goals here because I don't get in anything. Everyone turned me down on the West Coast."

– John Daly, on abandoning his quest for a PGA Tour card to instead focus on locking down a European Tour card.


Q-school?  Web.com Tour?  No no no....free handouts....and a hissy fit when he doesn't get them.

This is where y'all can pipe and say he's the American dream or whatever cause he got knocked down and he keeps getting back up.


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:43 AM

He's played web.com events last couple years.  Why wouldn't you go play where you have the best odds of making money and furthering career.  European tour is far superior in money and ranking points.  I think there is a lot wrong with Daly but think you're trying to make a big deal out of a logical choice to play overseas

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:43 AM

I'd say that sums him up quite well. However I'm still a fan of him. Fun guy to watch and doesn't give a damn what anybody thinks about him. After watching his special on fehrety, I think it showed there is a lot more to him then just a guy with loud clothe and a temper. Seems like a genuinely good guy, the fact that he lets people play extemely cheap golf and kids play free at an excellent golf course that he actually loses a 100 grand a year to just to run, shows a lot about his character. Then at the end when he let David paint his wall. And of course the part where he hit the ball off the tee in David's mouth. Really made a big fan of him out of me.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:55 AM

How about "Renting up space in all your heads".
I think that sums it up pretty well too.

How about  "We all hate him but we just can't stop taking about him"
Fairly accurate as well, no?

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:25 AM

Daly knows he's his own worst enemy.  The entitlement phase is long gone, but he's still competitive.  If he can keep his demons in check, he still has the skills to win.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:57 AM

View Posteric_b, on 29 October 2012 - 09:38 AM, said:

From Golf Channel's website (quotes of the week):


"I have no goals here because I don't get in anything. Everyone turned me down on the West Coast."

– John Daly, on abandoning his quest for a PGA Tour card to instead focus on locking down a European Tour card.


Q-school?  Web.com Tour?  No no no....free handouts....and a hissy fit when he doesn't get them.

This is where y'all can pipe and say he's the American dream or whatever cause he got knocked down and he keeps getting back up.

I didn't take his comments as a hissy fit, just a statement of fact. John is going to be fully exempt on the ET next season as he is currently c. 80th spot on the Race to Dubai order of merit, so no free handout there - he has that spot due to his play this year.

I look forward to seeing him more over here, he is still fun to watch and plays good golf.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:58 AM

View Poststage1350, on 29 October 2012 - 11:25 AM, said:

Daly knows he's his own worst enemy.  The entitlement phase is long gone, but he's still competitive.  If he can keep his demons in check, he still has the skills to win.

Agreed.  But it would be nice if he would concentrate on getting his card back.  Like going to Q school and/or playing full time on the Web.com tour.

And he might get more sponsor's exemptions if he didn't sue them.

Edited by 502 to Right, 29 October 2012 - 11:59 AM.


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:05 PM

View Post502 to Right, on 29 October 2012 - 11:58 AM, said:

View Poststage1350, on 29 October 2012 - 11:25 AM, said:

Daly knows he's his own worst enemy.  The entitlement phase is long gone, but he's still competitive.  If he can keep his demons in check, he still has the skills to win.

Agreed.  But it would be nice if he would concentrate on getting his card back.  Like going to Q school and/or playing full time on the Web.com tour.

And he might get more sponsor's exemptions if he didn't sue them.
Why would he play Web.com tour if he has a European Tour card?

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:30 PM

John will always be a remarkably complex, yet simple individual.  He has always been his own worst enemy and as such, struggles to get out of his own way...

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:30 PM

John Daly is a lost soul who drifts through life, and one day he will pass on.  There are many people like this, he just happens to be on display.  He is more typical than some want to admit.  I hope he finds peace in Europe, and stays away from Amsterdam.


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:56 PM

View Posttdk8180, on 29 October 2012 - 02:30 PM, said:

John Daly is a lost soul who drifts through life, and one day he will pass on.  There are many people like this, he just happens to be on display.  He is more typical than some want to admit.  I hope he finds peace in Europe, and stays away from Amsterdam.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:27 PM

Go to any tourney he's in and there is a noticeable following of him...

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:25 PM

Hope JD wins that Race for Dubai!!!

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:49 PM

John is probably a lot like many other tour pros, he just talks about it more and is too open for the good of his own PR.  I would say gregarious explains him best.  He's a natural talent that isn't inclined to practise very hard, it's doesn't surprise me his game and career are touch and go.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:53 PM

surprising that everyone on the west coast turned him down. That is actually surprising. You always figure a few will give him a pass because he is such a draw. It's not like the midsize tournaments are killing it right now, you throw Daly in there, maybe a chimp that can swing a club and the novelty female golfer du jour, and hey you've got yourself a tournament

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:48 PM

View Postdrpurpell, on 29 October 2012 - 11:57 AM, said:

View Posteric_b, on 29 October 2012 - 09:38 AM, said:

From Golf Channel's website (quotes of the week):


"I have no goals here because I don't get in anything. Everyone turned me down on the West Coast."

– John Daly, on abandoning his quest for a PGA Tour card to instead focus on locking down a European Tour card.


Q-school?  Web.com Tour?  No no no....free handouts....and a hissy fit when he doesn't get them.

This is where y'all can pipe and say he's the American dream or whatever cause he got knocked down and he keeps getting back up.

I didn't take his comments as a hissy fit, just a statement of fact. John is going to be fully exempt on the ET next season as he is currently c. 80th spot on the Race to Dubai order of merit, so no free handout there - he has that spot due to his play this year.

I look forward to seeing him more over here, he is still fun to watch and plays good golf.
+1 - With all the negative talk directed at him in the states and in the media, why not take your game overseas where you have earned your card.  He played well this last season, enough to earn his European card and if he had more starts he would've earned his PGA Tour card.  Not too shabby, he's going in the right direction.  I'll enjoy watching him on the early morning broadcasts on the Golf Channel.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:52 PM

View PostVindog, on 29 October 2012 - 10:55 AM, said:

How about "Renting up space in all your heads".
I think that sums it up pretty well too.

How about  "We all hate him but we just can't stop taking about him"
Fairly accurate as well, no?
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:57 PM

View Postspitfisher, on 29 October 2012 - 05:27 PM, said:

Go to any tourney he's in and there is a noticeable following of him...

There would also be a noticeable following for a golfer who has an arm growing out of his arse.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:01 PM

View PostMtlJeff, on 29 October 2012 - 06:53 PM, said:

surprising that everyone on the west coast turned him down. That is actually surprising. You always figure a few will give him a pass because he is such a draw. It's not like the midsize tournaments are killing it right now, you throw Daly in there, maybe a chimp that can swing a club and the novelty female golfer du jour, and hey you've got yourself a tournament

Cuz they're about the same thing. WOW Jeff!
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:06 PM

Seems he gave a factual answer to a question that was asked of him.  Don't see how that's a "hissy fit.".


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:13 PM

View PostKYMAR, on 29 October 2012 - 08:01 PM, said:

View PostMtlJeff, on 29 October 2012 - 06:53 PM, said:

surprising that everyone on the west coast turned him down. That is actually surprising. You always figure a few will give him a pass because he is such a draw. It's not like the midsize tournaments are killing it right now, you throw Daly in there, maybe a chimp that can swing a club and the novelty female golfer du jour, and hey you've got yourself a tournament

Cuz they're about the same thing. WOW Jeff!

i don't know what you are saying? Early season tournaments have used draws in the past to help their tournament attract viewers. John Daly would qualify. The Sony used to bring in Michele Wie every year. And im pretty sure a chimp almost won the masters one year, though that may have a been a dream.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:21 PM

Much ado about nothing.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:40 PM

I see no problem with Daly's decision to play on the european tour !!
Actually, there  are americans playing on many tours worldwide !!
JD is actually trending to global golf !!  Its good for the game !!
Wonder if he  can play abroad and still qualify for the Majors ??
I know he can play " The Open " .But the others ???
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:47 PM

At some point, I would expect those walk-aways in other tournaments, after coming in on exemptions, would come into bear on new exemption requests.  Maybe this is that point.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:57 PM

JD would have the chance of getting his card if he played in these tourneys, no?  PGA wielding their power and vetoing that chance?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:59 AM

John who?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:03 AM

View Postputtingmatt, on 29 October 2012 - 08:40 PM, said:

I see no problem with Daly's decision to play on the european tour !!
Actually, there  are americans playing on many tours worldwide !!
JD is actually trending to global golf !!  Its good for the game !!
Wonder if he  can play abroad and still qualify for the Majors ??
I know he can play " The Open " .But the others ???

If I am not mistaken...He can still play in the PGA Championship as a former Champion, unless there is something I am missing...
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:33 PM

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:09 AM

he prefers Europe anyway.  he can hit every pub in town and look normal, where as people in the states call him a drunk that fell off the wagon again.  Quite honestly, JD is just making a buck until the champions tour.  That's where he wants to be, with the good ol boys smoking and drinking and his length will cream their courses.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:06 PM

Since so many of the top Euros now live and play in the US, Daly could be a big draw for Euro events. I would go watch him.


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