Renowned swing coach Butch Harmon essentially called John Daly a drunk and dropped the big man his stable of pupils in a move that well, should shock no one.
Perhaps the only shocking thing is Harmon's candor: "He would work hard and get better, but when things don't go right, it's back to the alcohol stuff," Harmon said. "I love this kid. He's a tremendous talent. But if he's not going to give 100 percent effort, it's a waste of my time."
I don't know where I fall on the spectrum with Daly. I appreciate his talent (2 majors and a tie for 3rd in the 1993 Masters). I appreciate his honesty about himself and his faults. I do wonder sometimes about his decisions, but at times, I just don't care. I watch golf. I love the game. I appreciate the great players and what they do. But off the course, eh.
I'm sure Harmon is hoping this shocks Daly into some kind of action, but it won't happen.
Well, at least the big man won 2 majors, which last I checked is only 1 fewer than Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh.
It's the same number that Retief Goosen has won.
And it's one more than Mike Weir, Jim Furyk, Paddy Harrington, Geoff Ogilvy, Zach Johnson and Angel Caberera.
And it's 2 more than the other 39 members of the world's top 50 ranked golfers not named Tiger....