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April 19, 2009, 09:29 PM
Is John Daly fooling himself? Last week John Daly sold memorabilia and merchandise in a parking lot across the street from Augusta National Golf Club. While others were suffering the course, Daly was suffering what he had and has done to himself. When the Zurich Classic of New Orleans begins next week, Daly won't be here because his illness has threatened his career (he's on suspension from the PGA Tour) and his life, which seems like a country song gone amok. Just a week ago, Daly said, "I always talk about the things in my life that have happened because it might help somebody. We all make mistakes. Hell, everybody knows that. But most people are too embarrassed or too scared to admit them. I'm not; it's part of life." He has lost 40-plus pounds, undergoing "Lap-Band" surgery. He's on a high-protein diet, but he still is sipping beers and talking about how "it doesn't taste right, " as if that was a success. I wager that someone, somewhere has mentioned that quitting drinking doesn't mean sipping. Daly, perhaps one day, will understand that to get beyond this, he has to completely surrender to the idea that his ability to swing a golf club has only gotten him into the situation he is in. It will not get him out of that situation. It never can. It never does. Surrender means a complete change in lifestyle. Surrender means understanding you are not in control and welcoming that.

New Orleans Times-Picayune
January 17, 2011  10:48 AM ET

I feel sorry for the guy, addiction is never easy to deal with!

January 19, 2011  01:12 PM ET

Does [u]this[/u] work?

 
January 19, 2011  01:12 PM ET

Nope.

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