Troubled golfer John Daly is making a comeback after being banned from the US Tour by PGA. The two-time major winner recently appeared, looking incredibly thin, on the golf course during the on-going Spanish Open. He was wearing stark orange and green chequered pants which completely took the attention of the media away from his slimmer body.
Apparently, Daly had undergone a some sort of weight-reduction surgery in February this year and according to him, it was the best decision of his life.
“I wanted to lose the weight to get better at golf,” he told reporters this week. “You get to the point when nothing goes right and you almost give up on yourself, but I love the game. I want to keep playing, and no matter what it takes, I will do that.”
Daly was banned for six months from the Tour for his drinking problems. His last event was the Australian Open in December last year when he grabbed the camera of a spectator and smashed it on a tree. His unprofessional conduct on and off the course had completely tarnished his image of a friendly and extremely talented golfer who used to have fun on the course and with the media.
The last time he was seen in public was when he was selling his own merchandise outside the golf course where the Augusta Masters was being played. It’s not surprising that he is now without a sponsor, something nobody could have imagined in the 90s when he won the 1995 British Open and was seen a golfing legend.
It now seems that he has changed for good. He is currently ranked 788th in the world and is looking better than ever. Daly has a new coach, Rick Smith, who has previously worked with Phil Mickelson.
“I really don’t have a lot to prove to anybody else. I just have a lot to prove to me. You get to a point where nothing goes right and you just give up on yourself.
“You don’t give up on the love of the game.”