The inscription on it informed me it was the putter John Daly threw into the lake on 18 in 2002. He missed the cut and failed to sign his card. So I suppose he didn’t miss the cut but was DQ’d. A diver took to the lake, fished it out and it was encased and displayed on the wall like Han Solo in commemoration of this
hysterical historical event.
The case had hung on the wall ever since John Daly departed the scene of the crime. Admittedly, it wasn’t a “drunk and disorderly, I sleep with my eyes open” kind of crime but a golf crime nonetheless. It’s been taken down this week. The walking “train wreck” doesn’t need to be reminded of this debacle as he attempts to get back on the golfing caboose.
So, can he win the Australian PGA Championship? I can’t see any logic in putting any money on him to win. A top 10 isn’t out of the question though if he can putt. That was all that went wrong last week at Huntingdale. Robert Allenby will be a big chance the way he’s hitting it but it will be all the more difficult with his mother’s illness. Tim Clark, Greg Chalmers, Peter Lonard and Michael Sim will all be in the mix along with Paul Goydos and Geoff Ogilvy who have joined the action.
Aussie Golfer’s picks (3/4 top 10’s last week!): Clark, Allenby, Leishman, and Pampling. What are yours?
*Adam Scott has withdrawn from the event after injuring his knee coming out of the water after bodysurfing. Can this guy get anymore accident prone?