According to PGA golfer and fan favorite, John Daly, financial pressures are causing him to lose focus and lose confidence on the course. This is going to cause him to take a break from golf to get his head straight again.
Here’s John’s words straight from his Twitter feed without all the breaks PGA_JohnDaly:
To ALL my Fans—my financial situation is putting me where I cannot focus on my game, I’m putting too much pressure on myself, the few sponsors that I have are great but it’s not getting me thru these times–i want to thank my fans throughout all these years & I don’t like to continue to embarass myself– maybe my mind may change down the road but right now i don’t have the money to be on the tour. My game has never been the same since my rib injury during the Honda Classic in 2007. God Bless! JD
Daly continued with more tweets, debunking the “retirement” label that the Golf Channel gave him yesterday:
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
I’m not retired & never said that I was retiring.
Fans of Daly’s will be happy to know he’ll still be seen this year on the course as he said:
I’m going to honor the commitments to the tournaments that have given me sponsors exemptions & will continue to try to get them this year.
Other tweets of interest:
No this had nothing to do with my show or a show tactic–not my style.
I may look into doing some commentating–I really enjoy doing that.
This is a tough time in my life & I just don’t have any confidence in my game. Hopefully I’ll get it back.
the good news is…….”my DirecTV” started working today–bad news is “Anyone wanna buy a Bus, House, Golf Club? haha
Best of luck to Big John. Let’s all hope he gets his junk together and gets back on course.