News & Tours
May 28, 2009

Seinfeld's PGA Tour

The PGA Tour's silence on John Daly's suspension, even to the point of declining to acknowledge it ever happened, is amusing and brings to mind the episode of "Seinfeld" in which George Costanza is being interviewed for the job of head of scouting for the New York Mets.

MINKLER: Now, unfortunately, league rules prevent us from making you an offer while you're still under contract.

MOONEY: You understand what we're talking about?

GEORGE: So you're talking...

MINKLER: No, no.

MOONEY: We're 'not' talking. We're just, talking.

GEORGE: So, you need me to get fired.

MINKLER: We didn't say that.

MOONEY: We couldn't say that, because even if we did...

MINKLER: ...we couldn't say that we said it.

MOONEY: You see what we're saying?

Officially, we still don't know why Daly chose to play European PGA Tour events in recent months, rather that accepting sponsor invitations to play PGA Tour events. An Associated Press story has this:

"PGA Tour spokesman Ty Votaw said the Tour does not comment on player discipline; it never confirmed that Daly was suspended, and now cannot confirm that a suspension has been lifted."

Yet on the homepage of the PGA Tour's own website, pgatour.com, there is a headline that says, "Daly's suspension ends; plans to return to PGA TOUR in Memphis."

But if the PGA Tour never confirmed that Daly had been suspended...

Sigh.

-- John Strege