Surgery looms, so let’s cherish Daly

Sad news this weekend out of White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.,

where

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/golf/story/john-daly-fourth-of-july-sports-best-tributes-to-america-070413"

target="_blank">John “America Pants” Daly withdrew

from The Greenbrier Classic three holes into his second round.

It’s not so much sad

because Daly withdrew. He does that all the time (38 times

in PGA Tour events, to be exact). And it’s not as though he

was in contention. Daly fired a 75 in the first round and had

bogeyed two of his first three holes Friday.

It is unfortunate, however, because the injury will require

surgery and put Daly out of commission.

And if we know anything about Daly, it’s that whether

he’s in contention or not, he keeps things interesting on the

course. So now we’ll have to suffer through the rest of the

golf season without…

His amazing

sense of

style, obviously:

His tee shots (both impressive and creative):

His

href="http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1998-03-23/sports/9803230184_1_john-daly-tin-cup-hole"

target="_blank">absolute

href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2008/dec/11/john-daly-golf-camera"

target="_blank">meltdowns

href="http://sports.yahoo.com/golf/blog/devil_ball_golf/post/John-Daly-and-Coolum-Australia-don-t-get-along-?urn=golf-294276"

target="_blank">on the

href="http://espn.go.com/golfonline/usopen_m00/s/2000/0615/586699.html"

target="_blank">course:

And his marriage advice (and he would know, because he’s

been

href="http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/dec/17/golfer-john-daly-gets-custody-son-ex-gets-jail/"

target="_blank">divorced four times):

But at least Daly’s time away from the golf course should

leave him more time for

href="http://www.golf.com/ap-news/golfer-john-daly-detained-after-passing-out-drunk-hooters"

target="_blank">his

target="_blank">favorite

href="http://www.augusta.com/masters/story/blog/john-daly-augusta-not-masters"

target="_blank">activities:

And by no means does Daly being injured mean he can’t give

us something to talk about. He can be plenty weird, even when he

can’t play:

Get well soon, John. We’re gonna miss you.