John Daly honors Tom Petty

Alex Myers discusses John Daly's crazy month, which included a Tom Petty tribute, a first made cut on the PGA Tour since 2015, and a successful trip to Paris.

Released on 10/10/2017

Transcript

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So John Daly's had a crazy past month,
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and that's saying something,
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because John Daly's entire life has been crazy.
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This recent stretch started with Daly presenting
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a colorful sport coat to Japan's prime minister.
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Classic.
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Then he flew back home for the grand opening
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of the John Daly Steakhouse.
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The portions look generous,
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and there's also this golf club chandelier.
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Also classic.
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Then Daly took a trip to Paris,
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finishing second in a European Senior Tour event.
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Good stuff, but we'd be a lot more excited
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if Daly was in France doing some recon
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ahead of the 2018 Ryder Cup.
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Psst, Captain Furyk, there's still time
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to name this two time major champ one of your assistants.
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Just think about how wild that winning press conference
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would be with golf's Wild Thing in attendance.
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Daly's trip abroad also led to what's believed
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to be the first video of someone pulling up
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to the Palace of Versailles set to country music.
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(country music playing)
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Tell me you wouldn't wanna see a reality TV show
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of Daly visiting historic landmarks around the world.
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Daly returned to the US to play in the Safeway Open,
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the first event of the 2017 2018 PGA Tour season,
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and after a rough first round,
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he joined Gavin DeGraw onstage at a concert
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to pay tribute to the late great Tom Petty.
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Daly sang along on the classic tune, I Won't Back Down,
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and the following day, he lived up to those inspiring words
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by making his first PGA Tour cut in two and a half years.
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Unfortunately, Daly backed down just a bit
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with a final run 79, but hey,
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it's still been a pretty good run for this 51-year-old,
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and in case you're worried about John Daly
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owning a restaurant, you should know he was once
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on an episode of Bar Rescue, so he's totally got this.
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