John Daly Once Acknowledged The Support of His Fans While Battling a Life Threatening Ailment

Published 09/22/2022, 4:30 PM EDT
Dec 19, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; John Daly walking on the 18th green during the final round of the PNC Championship golf tournament at Grande Lakes Orlando Course. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports| Courtesy/Reuters

John Daly is not just known for golf; he is also famous for his clothing style. He is a businessman who loves alcohol and gambling. Because of his infamous addictions, he has been part of the headlines many times. His personal and professional life has been challenging. He was also banned from American Tour for six months.

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So pretty much he has seen it all. But the most hurting time for him and his fans was when he was diagnosed with cancer. After he announced the disease, his fans swamped social media with good wishes. He acknowledged the gesture and expressed his true feelings about it.

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John Daly talks about his fans

In 2020, Daly announced he had bladder cancer. His fans were heartbroken, but he received massive support from them. Many of his fans texted him, wishing him good. Many fans also shared their story of battling cancer, making Daly realize social media is beautiful. He also got to know about a cure.

Once you put it out there about what you are going through, people will come up and share their experiences, making you feel better. Some of his fans suggested he go for BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) to treat bladder cancer. Fans shared, BCG cured them in four to eight years. He appreciated all the support and said, Well, I love them.”

Daly’s battle with Cancer

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In September 2020, doctors diagnosed Daly with cancer. He went to the doctor, suspecting kidney stones, but it turned out to be a tumor in the bladder. Thankfully, his cancer was benign and was detected early. Every three months, he used to go to the hospital for treatment, which was not pleasant. Doctors would put a catheter in his bladder through the urethra, with a camera on it, to check the tumor.

BIRMINGHAM, AL – MAY 13: John Daly at the 17th green during the second round of the PGA TOUR Champions Regions Tradition at Greystone Golf and Country Club on May 13, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Tracy Wilcox/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

They would insert a jigsaw and cut it out if they found something. After this treatment, Daly mentioned that he had trouble peeing for the next seven to fourteen days. This treatment will continue until he is cancer-free, whcih could take a few more years.

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Watch this story- John Daly, 56, Once Disclosed His Cancer Recovery Time Line

Even though there are chances of a cancer relapse, he is still fighting bravely. All his fans are praying for him. Daly recently appeared at the Championship Tour held between September 16-18, 2022. He finished in the 64th position.

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Saumya Yashawant

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A Commerce graduate who turned her passion into her profession, Saumya is a Golf writer at Essentially Sports. Having developed the love for the sport at a very young age, she watched Tiger Woods and caught inspiration from his legacy early on. Apart from Woods, she shares great admiration for her country's players like Vishwanathan Anand and Neeraj Chopra.

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