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John Daly makes bizarre lifestyle claim during PNC Championship

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The top of the leaderboard at the end of yesterday’s PNC Championship could not have been more diverse.

As Team Singh – Vijay and son Qass – backed up their opening 59 with yet another 13-under score, memories turned to those constant reports of Singh Snr. and his constant work ethic, often seen on the range for many hours, even if winning a tournament.

Just below them sat John Daly’s I and II, defending champions and the only team to match that incredible number yesterday.

More impressive is that only yesterday, the two-time major champion commented he was having a “full knee replacement,” this Wednesday, and that he “can’t imagine how much pain [Tiger Woods is] in, but I know mine is — I had, my right knee replaced, three years ago, and it’s no fun when you can’t walk and can’t turn and be able to get out and practice enough and complete, which I can’t do right now, really.”

Of course, we know Daly for more than just a knee issue, with a career full of rule-breaking, drinking and gambling issues, as well as an extraordinarily long backswing and a tendency to play exciting, attacking golf.

Over the last couple of months, the colorful 56-year-old revealed that he had “begged” Greg Norman to play a part in LIV Golf, whilst just two days ago he revealed his best cure for a hangover.

The other thing Daly does is know how to make the news.

This week’s PNC Championship has seen some of the most worthy of personalities miked up, with none of Lee Trevino, Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth ever afraid to speak their minds. Daly may be the most polarising of those, but he is nothing but honest.

Many years ago he blamed former coach Butch Harmon for demonising him as a drunk, forcing an opinion to the golfing world that “kind of destroyed my life for a little bit,” but in his PNC interview, Daly proudly spoke that:

“If I knew that I was going to live this long, I would have taken worse care of myself.”   

The words ‘flawed genius’ may never have been put to better use for a golfer.

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‘Most overrated course in the world!’ – Major champ rips ‘awful’ Pinehurst No. 2

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While it’s still early in the 2024 U.S. Open, it appears that most players and fans are enjoying the test the Pinehurst No. 2 provides.

Rory McIlroy, who got off to a strong start in round one, raved about the course after shooting a bogey-free 65 (-5).

“It sort of brings me back to links golf when I was a kid a little bit. The greens are a bit more sort of slopey and there’s a bit more movement on them. But there’s options. You can chip it. You can putt it. I’d love if we played more golf courses like this.”

However, former Open Champion, Mark Calcavecchia, is not a fan of Pinehurst No. 2 and expressed those sentiments on X.

When asked to expand upon his opinion, Calcavecchia explained why he doesn’t like the course.

Round two of the U.S. Open is underway and it seems as if we will get some fireworks over the weekend.

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‘The lack of creativity with questions is kinda boring’ – Brooks Koepka opts to skip media requests at U.S. Open

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After his first round at the U.S. Open, Brooks Koepka declined to have a traditional post-round interview. Instead, the five-time major champion opted to do a text message interview with Golf Channel/Golfweek’s Eamon Lynch.

Lynch’s first question was to ask why Brooks decided to do the interview over text.

“I opted not to do ‘em just because I didn’t feel like it. Same questions every week. The lack of creativity with questions is kinda boring. I know I’m not a media favorite either so it’s not like anyone will notice. LOL.”

Lynch followed up by asking if creative questions would create more “bulletin board” material for Koepka.

“No, definitely not. It’s a major. I have enough self-motivation. I could think of way more creative questions than ‘Do you think the course is borderline? What happened on those bogeys? What went well?’ Then some LIV versus PGA Tour questions.”

Koepka will look to build off of a solid first round at Pinehurst No. 2 where he shot an even-par 70.

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AimPoint under attack again as footage from U.S. Open enrages golf fans

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On Thursday’s first round of the U.S. Open, the putting technique “AimPoint” was once again under attack due to the slow play it seems to create.

The video that drew attention this time was one of Viktor Hovland and Max Homa parading around the green simultaneously.

Gabby Herzig of the Athletic wrote,

“I’ve been anti-AimPoint since my junior golf days when girls would stomp all over my line to read their 4-foot putts. We’ve reached a new level of disgrace. Literally what is happening here.”

The popular X account wrote, “Imagine playing behind these lads on a Saturday afternoon ?”

Whether or not you’re a fan of AimPoint, there’s no denying it looks a bit ridiculous at times.

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