Report: Daly collapses, taken to hospital


John Daly collapsed and was taken to a hospital for tests Saturday, according to a report on Yahoo Sports.

The report said Daly, who collapsed on the 18th tee while playing in an event at Deerfield Golf Club in Canton, Miss., was taken to Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss.

Zack Hamm, an emergency room technician at Baptist Medical Center, confirmed to Yahoo Sports on Saturday night that Daly was there and being evaluated. He said there was no further update on Daly's condition.

The Associated Press reported that a friend of Daly's, Billy Allen, who was with Daly at the hospital, said the two-time major champion's vital signs were good but doctors were checking on possible injuries to his ribs and fingers. 

Deerfield club pro Leigh Brannan, who was at the tournament, said Daly was having trouble with the heat and had some difficulty breathing before being taken to the hospital, the AP reported. Temperatures were near 90 degrees in the Jackson area.

"He was struggling pretty badly right before he collapsed," Brannan said. "But we're all hoping it's nothing serious and that he was just a little dehydrated. He was even telling [Allen] he still wants to play [Sunday]."

Daly, 49, missed the cut at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, shooting 73-82, including a 10 on a par-3 hole, after which he threw a club into Lake Michigan.