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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: Daly cares about health

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John Daly is hardly the image that comes to mind when we think of model health citizens, but his wanting to help Greenbrier owner Jim Justice slim down highlights this week's edition of The Good, the Bad & the Ugly.

The Good

John Daly may not be the poster child for healthy living, but at least he recognizes the importance of health in others.

Daly said in a post-round interview after shooting 65 Sunday at The Greenbrier, that he and Tiger Woods were teaming up to help Greenbrier owner Jim Justice lose weight and take control of his health.

At 6-foot-7, Justice may look a big figure, but he’s really just a big teddy bear.

“He’s just got the biggest heart of any man I’ve ever known,” Daly said. “I just want him to know that we all care about him. We want to add years to his life.”

Daly said he and Woods would each donate $100 to the charity of Justice’s choice for every pound he loses. Daly believes losing weight would add years to Justice’s life and would alleviate back and neck pain.

Whatever motivates Justice to shed some pounds and get healthier, I’m all for. Because you can’t possibly take care of others unless you take care of yourself first. And for Daly and Woods to want to help, well, that’s health in numbers.


The Bad

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson ended a 17-year running tradition Friday at The Greenbrier.

For the first time in 198 occasions that they’ve played the same PGA Tour event as professionals, Woods and  Mickelson each missed the cut.

Woods posted rounds of 71-69 to miss the cut by one and Mickelson’s 71-71 missed it by three. The only other time that’s happened was at the 1993 Byron Nelson Championship, when Woods was still a 17-year-old amateur.

But we should cut them some slack, because this era’s dynamic golfing duo are hardly underachievers. As it turns out, there’s a first time for everything.


The Ugly

Michelle Wie

The best female golfers on the planet were no match for Blackwolf Run on Day 3 of the U.S. Women’s Open.

The third-round scoring average was 76.89, the highest of the week. But what’s even uglier than that: twosomes played in 5 hours and 40 minutes on an afternoon with hardly any wind.

Nineteen players failed to break 80.

Michelle Wie, who started Round 3 one shot back, posted a 78 Saturday. Suzann Pettersen, the 36-hole leader, also shot 78. Cristie Kerr shot 77.