John Daly drops 25-30 pounds

January 24, 2012

TULSA, Okla. — John Daly is closer to the playing weight at which he won the 1991 PGA Championship. He looks considerably slimmer and said before his tee time Thursday that he's lost 25-30 pounds, which should serve him well in the stifling temperatures at Southern Hills, home of the 89th PGA Championship this week. In fact the weight loss may already be helping. Daly, who has missed three cuts and withdrawn from one tournament in his last four starts, was 2-under-par through his first eight holes Thursday.

"I've still got another 25 or 30 [pounds] to go," he said.

And how did he lose the weight? Atkins? TrimSpa?

"Stress," Daly said.