Last month, John Daly revealed he was diagnosed with bladder cancer during an interview with the Golf Channel. Fortunately, doctors were able to remove the cancer during a successful procedure, though Daly isn’t out of the woods yet. As he noted in September, bladder cancer has an 85 percent chance of recurrence.
To the surprise of no one, that won’t stop Daly from living his life, minus the Diet Cokes and cigarettes. Daly is still going to have fun, and he’s still going to play golf. The day after he revealed his cancer diagnosis, he went out and shot a two-under 68 in the Sanford International, tying for 11th place.
More recently, the two-time Major winner teed it up in a charity golf tournament for Fallen Navy Seals, where a number of folks whipped out their cameras on a par 3. Daly delivered, knocking his tee shot in for a hole-in-one and celebrating as only he could:
“That makes 11 of them mother-,” says Daly. Vintage. That swing is as silky smooth as ever. Long live Long John.