Emotional Daly calls it quits


Golf Channel caught up with an emotional John Daly following a missed cut Friday at the Farmers Insurance Open and golf's lightning rod said that he's finished with golf.

'I'm done,' Daly told Golf Channel following rounds of 79-71. 'I can't compete. I can't play like I use too. I can't keep taking spots from guys out here playing this bad. It's not worth it.

'I'm tired of embarrassing myself in front of (my fans). I can't do it anymore.'

The announcement came after his second missed cut of the season. He missed making it to the weekend at the Sony Open in Hawaii two weeks ago.

Early Saturday morning Daly followed his Golf Channel comments with a series of messages on his Twitter account.

“Never said retirement in anything or twitter-i want to correct that! simply sayin I need my time & working through these bad times thank you,” he tweeted.

'My financial situation is putting me where I cannot focus on my game. I'm putting too much pressure on myself,' Daly said in another message.

“Maybe my mind may change down the road but right now i don't have the money to be on the tour,' was another Twitter entry.

This is the second time in six months that Daly has said he is stepping away from the game. He threatened to quit after shooting 88 in the Buick Open last summer, although his swing coach attributed that to rapid weight loss. Daly went on to play four more times.

This year he is scheduled to play in two weeks at Pebble Beach and has received a sponsor’s exemption at the Transitions Championship in March.

Daly's latest television series, 'Being John Daly' premieres March 2 on Golf Channel.