John Daly has plenty of reasons his peers could judge him. His on-course antics, his off-course antics and oh, you know, the occasional "getting arrested at Hooters" thing.
The past few weeks, however, have actually been filled with positive Daly news, as the 42-year-old shot an 8-under 62 to close out the Hong Kong Open and improve his scoring average over the last 14 rounds to a smooth 68.86.
Stuart Appleby, however, is not impressed. It appears the Australian, whose home country is hosting Daly over the next two weeks for the Australian Masters and Australian PGA, became one of the few golfers to speak out against the long-hitting Daly, saying he was worried about Daly at these events.
"His game hasn't been to the level he wants it, and the sponsors have seen fit to see John Daly (play). Unfortunately there's a million guys who hit it as long as John Daly now. Very few, I guess, make it look as effortless as John does, but I don't think John's here because of his world ranking (603).
"I'm not quite sure how that works. I guess he's a walking train wreck and unfortunately, people turn their heads to watch the train wreck."
Stuart Appleby on John Daly: 'He's a Walking Train Wreck' originally appeared on Golf FanHouse on Tue, 25 Nov 2008 11:10:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.