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Today, I want to send best wishes to John Daly after he revealed he is battling bladder cancer.
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The fight of John Daly’s life
John Daly shared he is battling an aggressive form of bladder cancer, and he’s hoping for what he terms a “miracle.” The 54-year-old two-time major winner spoke about his diagnosis on “PGA Tour Champions Learning Center.”
Daly said he had been dealing with kidney stones and back pain, which led him to pull out of the Charles Schwab Series events in Missouri. After his doctors looked into it more, they told him of his diagnosis.
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) September 11, 2020
“(The urologist said) it doesn’t look like any stones are in there. But unfortunately, you have bladder cancer,” Daly said. “After I did the CT (scan) I was fixing to sip on my Diet Coke and he said, ‘Don’t drink anything. We have to get you back in here and get this cancer out of you.'”
Doctors removed the cancer, but they believe there is an 85 percent chance it is malignant and could return in just a matter of months. Daly said he is hoping for a “miracle” that this is a one-and-done surgery.
I want to wish my best to Daly. I’ve had the good fortune to spend a little time around him, and he’s an easy-going, affable guy who would do anything for fans and people who have supported him over the years. Hopefully repaying him that support will be helpful as he faces a tough journey.
The ANA Inspiration’s ridiculous wall
The ANA Inspiration is being played at Mission Hills Country Club in the California desert, without fans and in crazy heat. The golf has been good so far, but there’s an eyesore behind the green at the island-green par-5 18th hole.
I get why the wall was built, but I can't support it unless there are hidden trampolines in several places on the wall. https://t.co/2uacgJFTGB
— Ryan Ballengee (@RyanBallengee) September 10, 2020
Look, I get that there’s normally a floating grandstand behind the 18th, creating a form of a backstop for the players. But without the necessity of seating fans, the wall just looks bad and takes the strategy out of having to avoid going deep. I don’t like that, even if it helps fulfill some sponsor activation with ANA, the airliner that’s the title sponsor.
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A report from the ANA: Judd Spicer was at the ANA for us yesterday, and he did a great job setting the awkward scene of this week.[/s2If]