A John Daily checkup

I’ve been a slacker today, so there is a certain appropriateness to this highlighting of Arkansas’ favorite bad boy and the black sheep of the PGA tour. The Oregonian filed a report that is loaded with detail and it is bound to keep you entertained.

In all of this, there is a vulnerable human being.

Daly says the biggest problem might be his putting, which he traces to poor vision. He says he has a stigmatism in his right eye, and when he bends over to putt, “everything looks slanted,” and he is unable to line up his putter face correctly. Daly plans to have Lasik surgery Wednesday, and hopes that will correct the problem.

“The eyesight’s been really tough,” he says.

After that, he plans to go home to Arkansas and practice, with Smith scheduled to join him for four days. He says if things don’t look better, he might skip next week’s PGA Championship — the tournament he won in 1991 to start his meteoric rise. Daly, of course, got into that PGA as an alternate after other players dropped out, making him even more cognizant of how precious each spot is.

John Daily makes me want to work harder. Maybe tomorrow.


About patlynch
I am a broadcaster in Arkansas, a former freelance writer and political columnist in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Writing Coach. Speaker. Director of the Christian Foundations for Ministry program, and presently enrolled in the Anglican School of Ministry Master of Ministry program.

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