Home › Blogs › Teeing Off
April 30, 2008
Tell the truth John
John Daly has run out of playing options here in the United States so he's playing overseas the next few weeks. During a pre-tournament press conference, Daly told the media that Butch Harmon had called him to apologize for the things he said when he announced he would not longer be working with Daly.
Harmon basically said that while he like Daly as a person, he could no longer work with him because of his off the course problems, including his excessive drinking. Daly claims he told Harmon that his comments cost him a lot of money because all his sponsors dropped him.
Harmon has denied the story, saying he never apologized.
It's just the latest in the Daly saga that continues to get more and more pathetic every day. Like a lot of people, I've supported Daly in the past, but cannot do so any longer. He needs help and until he gets it, nothing will change.
On a much more positive note, former Westlake High golfer Charlie Wi will get his first crack at the TPC Sawgrass course next week when he plays in his first Players Championship.
I'm hoping to talk with Charlie early next week to see how he feels and get a few thoughts on his season to date. Charlie is a very solid player and I think he will win a PGA Tour event at some point, hopefully soon.
Matt Hoffenberg, another former local standout at Royal who is now playing at San Diego State was named the Western State Conference freshman of the year. Great credit to Matt, who has had a great season for the Aztecs. He was the Star's Prep Player of the Year last season. He will be playing in the NCAA regionals next week.
I hope you are all enjoying the Star's new gold Web site. We have some big plans for it. so we hope you keep coming back. The plans may even include the chance to win some prizes here and there. If you have thoughts, fire me an email and let me know what you think and what you would like to see.
Talk with you all soon