John Daly Fined for Throwing Putter in Hong Kong

By Carl Conrad

Well, it looks like professional golfer John Daly was channeling his inner Happy Gilmore last week in Hong Kong. Daly was so frustrated with the crowd noise and cell phone usage that he threw his putter into the woods during the second round of the UBS Hong Kong Open. Those actions earned him fine from the European Tour. The amount of the fine, however, has not been released. You’ve got to learn to hold yourself together. I mean, Shooter McGavin didn’t even go that far.

It would seem as if an incredible tough trip to Asia had finally gotten to Daly and he blew his top. Daly’s time in Asia has included a withdrawal at the Singapore Open in early November and a missed cut at the UBS Hong Kong Open after shooting 72-75 the first two days.

Daly has had a relatively solid 2012 season, with the exception of the last few weeks. After participating in only 12 events on the European Tour, he ultimately finished in 85th place on their money list. Additionally, in 15 events on the PGA Tour, Daly made 15 cuts and had one top ten finish. His $488,505 in earnings was good enough to put him 146th on the U.S. tour’s money list.

He attempted to explain his actions via his Twitter account, saying: “There were times just was out of control – total shame.” It’s not the first time that Daly has done something questionable, either on or off of the golf course. Just last year in Australia, Daly walked off of the course in the middle of the Australian Open after hitting six balls in the water.


You May Also Like