Daly demands $100 million for Honda Classic injuryWe can safely assume there's at least one tournament that won't be extending John Daly a sponsor's exemption in 2011: the Honda Classic. Some digging by the Palm Beach Post has revealed that Big John filed a $100 million lawsuit against various defendants for an injury he suffered at the Honda three years ago. Among the defendants: the PGA National Resort, the tournament’s venue; the PGA Tour; and the Children’s Healthcare Charity, a local non-profit funded almost entirely with Honda Classic profits.
Daly filed two years ago after a woman taking pictures jumped in front of him in mid-swing. Daly claimed in the paperwork he aborted the movement because he feared killing the woman but felt his rib cage pop out. The paperwork reads that Daly and other players unsuccessfully tried three times before the incident to have security kick the unidentified woman off the course.social The cautionary tale of David Gossett Geoff Calkins of the Commercial Appeal re-tells Gossett's heartbreaking tale
Daly blamed the injury’s recurrence for his withdrawal from several tournaments this year. He even twittered about retirement.
"They say you have to go through hell to get back," Gossett's wife, Jenny, said.Is parity killing the PGA Tour? So says the Bleacher Report's Ron Furlong
Thursday's round may have been as close as you can get.
At the turn, Gossett found Phil Cannon, the tournament director, and told him he had decided to pull out.
"I have a tweaked hamstring," said Gossett, while simultaneously acknowledging that wasn't the whole story.
"I'm running out of balls," he said.
Answer this, if you will, golf fan: Is it more exciting for golf to have someone win six tournaments in a row, or to have six different guys win once each? Answer truthfully.Seventy
Well, I hope you like the second option, because that's where we're at.
Some think this is good for golf. Young guns, they like to call them. Trust me, parity is good for nothing. Parity kills sports. Seventy young guns who all have the same game are not going to save golf.
Not unless one of those young guns steps up and starts burying the others and eating them for lunch. No one will care and no one will watch.