The Loop

Daly Says He's Injured, Not Suspended

Is John Daly in trouble again? Not according to John Daly, who is hearing rumors that has been suspended by the PGA Tour. On the contrary, Daly said that he has been tending to a problem with his right hand, which swelled up during the second round of the Buick Open a couple weeks ago.

"I went back home to Arkansas to have it looked after," Daly said. "I had a cyst removed, and it's getting better. I wanted to play this week at the John Deere Classic, where they gave me a sponsors exemption, which I appreciate. But I had to withdraw. Meanwhile, I'm getting all sorts of calls about being suspended. It's not true. I've got enough things going on that are true, but that isn't one of them. I'm planning to go over to the British Open this Sunday, and then on to Russia. Where does all this stuff start?"

--Bob Verdi