Just days after pretty much dying on the 18th hole at a Mississippi golf course, John Daly came back stronger than ever, smoking his trusty cigs. Then, Tuesday night, Big John ripped through Bob Dylan’s classic “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” pretty much completing the greatest comeback in golf history. Name another golfer who nearly died on a Saturday, was smoking on Sunday and singing Bob Dylan classics on Tuesday. You can’t. That guy is Daly.
According to the AP: “I was having a great time and then suddenly — boom — I’m falling down while on the 18th tee and the next thing I know I’m in an ambulance,” Daly said. “It was scary.” How did this all happen? He changed his golf grip. BOOOOMMMM — NEARLY DIED.
Daly’s right hand was heavily taped on Sunday. He said he hurt it while putting a new tire on his son’s golf cart earlier this week, which indirectly led to Saturday’s problems.
“I had to change my swing some to get a good grip and the doctor said the changed motion is likely what led to the collapsed lung,” Daly said.
Guys, I shouldn’t have to tell you to never change your golf grip. I don’t care if your hand is all taped up. You fight through the pain. You battle it out. The minute you take your golf grip for granted is the minute God will drop the hammer on your ass and you’ll be ambulance’d off to your deathbed.
Daly managed to get out of the hospital in time to make his round on Sunday. Yep, he was observed smoking cigs.