When John Daly withdraws from a tournament, whatever the reason, skepticism ought to be anyone's first response. He's withdrawn from tournaments 17 times in the last five seasons, three times this year.
Daly had completed seven holes of the second round of the PGA Championship on Friday, when play was suspended because of darkness, requiring he return Saturday morning to complete his round. He had no chance of making the cut.
Here's what he posted on Twitter after officially withdrawing because of a shoulder injury on Friday night: "thinkin it happened on bunker hole 1, played thru in miserable pain, saw Tour Doc after play & have tore rotator cup [sic] after tests were done."
Daly apparently has made an unusually quick recovery from a torn rotator cuff and will return to competitive golf this week at the Wyndham Championship, according to this Twitter post today: "Looking forward to Greensboro for the Whyndam [sic], shoulder wrapped & given the all clear by my Doc, will cont rehabbing & strengthening."
Welcome back, John.
-- John Strege