John Daly Comes Up With Another Fail-Safe Plan, European Tour in 2009

I would really love to meet the life coach of John Daly. Who knows if it is the bartender at his local pub and grub or a younger dude that plays Halo when he's high, because it seems whatever Daly does is the complete opposite of what any reasonable person would do. Lucky for the continent of Europe, firsthand experience might be coming soon!

Daly announced yesterday that as he weighs his "options" for next season, the European Tour might be his best bet. I wonder if this has anything to do with him making just five of 16 cuts on the PGA Tour this season and dropping to 737 in the world rankings. Nah, I'm sure it doesn't.

"I know in Europe there are still a million opportunities to play," Daly said. "It's a great tour. Guys on that tour have shown themselves and proved themselves to be great players."

The big question is, would the European Tour want Daly and his Palace of Versailles-size closet of troubles and instabilities? He isn't the same golfer as he once was and you find him more in the news now for off the links issues than you do for golf.

But, I guess you might want him if he had been hurt all last season! Ah ha, we figured it out.

Daly blames some of his struggles on a mysterious rib injury that forced him to shorten his iconic swing and rendered one of the tour's biggest hitters punch-less.

"I saw guys hitting it by me that never hit it by me before," said Daly, 16th in driving distance this year. "I was like, 'there's definitely something wrong here."'

Alright, I'll buy the rib injury, but does that affect your putting? I'm just asking this because Daly could blame his poor golf way more on a putting average that was 199th on tour than his driving distance, which was still 299.7 yards despite the injury.
The best part of this whole announcement was news that Daly, in conjunction with the St. Jude's Children Hospital, is auctioning off an opportunity to join him at the British Open next year at Turnberry.

Daly is auctioning the opportunity to join him in an effort to raise money for St. Jude's Children Hospital and the autism education program at Western Kentucky University's Clinical Education Complex.

The trip for three will include private jet to the tournament, the chance to play 18 holes at a local course with Daly, accommodations at Daly's villa and four passes to the clubhouse during the tournament. Bids can be submitted at

I guess even the craziest of folks can do good. If you have a chance go check out the link above and see for yourself.

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