- The Washington Times - Friday, January 29, 2010

SAN DIEGO | John Daly missed another cut and said on Friday he was done with golf.

Whether that meant for the rest of the U.S. West Coast Swing or the rest of his career would not be determined until the two-time major champion stopped going to U.S. PGA Tour events.

Daly shot 71 at the Farmers Insurance Open and missed the cut by nine shots. Stopped in the parking lot by a crew from Golf Channel, which was filming his reality show, Daly said in a series of clipped responses, “I’m done. … I can’t compete. … Just can’t play like I used to.”

It was the second time in six months Daly has said he was retiring. He threatened to quit after shooting 88 in the Buick Open last summer, although his swing coach attributed that to rapid weight loss. Daly went on to play four more times.

Golf Channel has been promoting a reality show starring Daly that is to debut in March. Daly is scheduled to play in two weeks at Pebble Beach, and he has received a sponsor’s exemption to the Transitions Championship outside Tampa, Florida in March.

“We haven’t heard from him,” said Gerald Goodman, the Transitions tournament director. “I wouldn’t anticipate that to happen. I’m sure he was frustrated.”

Daly has missed the cut in both his U.S. PGA Tour starts this year.



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