John Daly is done playing for the year because of a recurring rib injury.
Daly underwent a second injection to ligaments around the rib cage last week and wants to let the rib heal completely, his manager Bud Martin said Tuesday. As a result, he’s pulling out of the five tournaments he was scheduled to play the rest of the season: next week in Austria, the Turning Stone Resort Championship, Viking Classic, Australian Open and Australian PGA.
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“He doesn’t feel he’s given the injury a chance to completely mend,” Martin said of the injury Daly suffered at the 2007 Honda Classic when he was disturbed by a spectator taking a photograph. “So he told me this morning he’s not playing the rest of the year.”
So his season ends the same way it started: With several months of inactivity. He was on PGA Tour suspension for most of the first half for poor conduct.
No word on whether Daly will wear those loud pants out in public, like at dinner and a movie. Or what size he’ll wear upon returning.