John Daly, Renowned for His Audacious Lifestyle, Once Cried During a PGA Tour Event and Declined to Speak With Reporters

Published 08/28/2022, 6:10 AM EDT
ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND – JULY 15: John Daly of the United States looks on during Day Two of The 150th Open at St Andrews Old Course on July 15, 2022 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

John Daly is one of the most renowned players on the field of golf. The golfer is unknown for his non-country club looks and unique style statements. Daly is a man with a big heart and knows how to handle tough situations in life. However, there was a time when the golf legend showed a different side of his personality and shed a few tears before speaking to reporters.

John Daly cried and refused to talk to reporters

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Daly is always ready for interviews before and after every tournament. The golfer has also been on several podcasts where he has boldly discussed his personal and professional life. But at the end of the day, he is as human as all of us. And so he is allowed to have emotions of his own.

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

It brings us to a time when Daly once got emotional and said that he didn’t want to talk to any reporters. It was the time when John Daly was struggling with his habits of excessive alcoholism and was trying to get better. He was on the field playing in a threesome with Corey Pavin and David Frost. Out of a sudden, people saw Daly crossing his arms, shaking tremendously, and walking on the greens with tears trickling down his eyes.

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Pavin said“He gets the shakes every once in a while and he did (today)…It’s hard to see. You feel sorry for him. I know he’s working really hard and trying to stay off the alcohol and he’s doing a great job, a very admirable job.” describing Daly’s efforts to quit alcohol. He also said that he and Frost went forward to comfort Daly while he was shaking. Later, Daly refused to talk to reporters.

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Did Daly want to join LIV Golf?

UTTOXETER, ENGLAND – JULY 29: John Daly of United States in action during Day One of The JCB Championship at JCB Golf & Country Club on July 29, 2022 in Uttoxeter, England. (Photo by Phil Inglis/Getty Images)

John Daly is one of the most honest golfers and fears no one while putting forward his opinions. However, in an interview, his views about the LIV vs PGA controversy were diplomatic. But in a recent episode of a famous podcast, Daly admitted that he wanted to be a part of the LIV Golf League. He even said that he “begged” Greg Norman to have him on the tour, but was rejected by him.

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What do you think about Daly wanting to join LIV Golf? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Joydeep Singh

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Joydeep Singh is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor's degree in Business Management, he possesses a writing experience of more than four years now. Having picked up on following golf for quite some time now, his favorite is the legendary Tiger Woods, whose games he just does not miss.

Edited By: Manaal Siddiqui

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