Dalys PGA Tour transgressions revealed


According to a 456-page report obtained by the Jacksonville (Fla.) Times-Union John Daly has been fined by the PGA Tour nearly $100,000 since 1991, suspended five times, placed on probation six times and cited 21 times for “failure to give (his) best efforts.”

Although the Tour does not make fines and suspensions levied against players public, the Times-Union obtained the file when it became a public record as a result of a lawsuit involving Daly and Morris Publishing Group, which owns the newspaper.

The report outlines Daly’s run-ins with officials beginning with a 1991 incident in Mississippi when he cursed at a playing partner during a Tour event. The final entry is from an October 2008 incident when Daly was suspended for six months for public intoxication at a Winston-Salem, N.C., Hooters.

The Tour fined Daly $10,000 for the 2008 incident and ordered him to participate in an in-patient alcohol treatment program. All total, the Tour ordered Daly to undergo counseling or enter alcohol rehabilitation centers seven times.

Daly’s second reality show “Being John Daly” is scheduled to premiere Tuesday on Golf Channel at 9 p.m. ET.