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    John Daly is damage within the, um … then describes it in essentially the most Daly method

    John Daly hits his tee shot on Friday on the 4th gap at Norwood Hills Nation Membership.

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    John Daly, forward of this week’s occasion on the PGA Tour Champions circuit, was requested to throw out the primary pitch for the house crew of the host metropolis, the St. Louis Cardinals, and did so on this style: He walked to the mound, rotated towards house plate whereas nonetheless in stride and clocked 72 on the gun, whereas in shorts and sandals, on the age of 56. That’s spectacular. 

    However ought to that both not do it for you, otherwise you wish to hear one other feat, Daly’s received another. 

    On Friday, in the course of the first spherical of the Ascension Charity Basic, he shot a four-under 67. Solely seven gamers had been higher. However Daly was hurting.    

    From right here, this was his trade with reporters after his spherical. We’ll let him take over. 

    “John, earlier than the spherical began, you had been considering not even enjoying, weren’t you?

    “Yeah, yeah. I really don’t wish to speak about it, however the L-2, I assume I pinched it yesterday on No. 2,” Daly started. “The professional-am was so lengthy and I waited and I type of went at a drive and the L-2 type of goes to your non-public elements and I’ve been hurting since then. 

    “I imply, the fellows stretched me and gave me some tablets to take. It hadn’t occurred to me since I kicked soccer with him once we performed at Helias. It’s a variety of water and simply type of relaxation it slightly bit.”

    “Are you able to elaborate on the precise damage?” 

    Earlier than he does right here, we’ll share this. The web site describes the L2 this fashion: “The L2 vertebra is situated within the decrease curvature of the backbone, and the portion of the spinal twine that it protects is named the lumbar twine. Damage on this space could cause nerve harm, lack of feeling within the decrease extremities, and problem with strolling and motion.” And Daly is an sincere man. 

    Let’s proceed. 

    “Your L-2 goes to your … [nods]”

    “Oh, yeah.”

    “And I assume I pulled a muscle in it and it went to my [grunts],” Daly mentioned. “I really feel like any individual kicked me within the n**s, is that the way in which I wish to say it? Yeah, it’s been like that ever since I performed the pro-am yesterday. Painful final evening, then I noticed the fellows this morning and so they type of stretched me slightly. It was brutal.”

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    “How did it really feel all through the day?”

    “I used to be very cautious sitting on the golf cart, let’s put it that method.”

    OK then. 

    To recap, Daly is enjoying with the world’s greatest gamers above the age of fifty, is simply two pictures out of the lead and did so within the above style. That’s not less than notable. 

    Earlier than he left the interview space at Norwood Hills Nation Membership, Daly had one final back-and-forth. 

    “What are you going to do the remainder of the day, simply relaxation, go someplace and sit?”

    “I’m going to go to Hooters, going to have some wings and drink a pitcher of Miller Lite,” mentioned Daly, a pitchman for the restaurant. 

    “That shall be good.”

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