Yesterday, Bacon pointed out that Stuart Appleby, dispensing with the niceties, had this to say about John Daly: "I guess he's a walking train wreck and unfortunately, people turn their heads to watch the train wreck."
Appleby's right, of course. After finallystringing together a few good rounds, Daly is still a mess, still without his PGA Tour card, and, amazingly, still wildly popular despite his this-is-not-a-misprint 603rd world ranking.
But as Bacon points out, "As for the train wreck thing, that is Daly's niche. He is the 'people's golfer' because he, like most of us, is a little crazy and wears his heart right over that Hooters patch on his sleeve." Sorta like the "people's champ" but less embarrassing.
John Daly Responds to Stuart Appleby, Says 'I'm Still Surviving the Train Wreck' originally appeared on Golf FanHouse on Wed, 26 Nov 2008 11:25:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.