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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 241
N EARLY two years after winning the PGA Championship, John Daly was the Tour’s biggest hitter and biggest headline grabber. By the time the ‘Wild Thing’ arrived at the Kemper Open, his off-course troubles were making the news more than his golf. Even an opening round 77 couldn’t prevent him from stealing the headlines from first round leader Grant Waite. Having putted out, Daly walked to the scorer’s tent and handed in his unsigned scorecard. He then made a beeline for the clubhouse, ignoring all attempts to alert him to the fact he had not signed his card. Tournament officials were understandably ropable as the then 27-year-old was the big drawcard for the tournament and it seemed he had intentionally broken the rules by not signing his card so he would, ultimately, be disqualified. Daly later denied he deliberately failed to sign his card. “I kind of forgot,” Daly told the Washington Post. “Yeah, I forgot, that’s it. I did it once in Australia too, a couple of years ago. “Things happen out there. I’ll apologise to the people. It’s just something that happens.” The PGA Tour gave Daly a warning about his actions and he was placed on probation. In November 1993, Daly violated his probation when he walked off the course midway through the second round of the Kapalua International having made three double-bogeys. PGA Commissioner Deane Beman had no hesitation in suspending Daly from the Tour. E it happened this week in... 1993 • IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch visits 2000 Games bid city Sydney and reveals the Harbour City is one of the favourites to host. • NSW claims the rugby league State of Origin series over Queensland after a stunning second half comeback to win 16-12 in Game Two. • The prospectus for the float of 1 billion Woolworths shares to the public is lodged with the Australian Securities Commission. Also making news this week in 1993 DALY GETS HIS MARCHING ORDERS VIDEO: 'I PLAYED MY BEST GOLF DRUNK' - DALY WORDS BY BRENDAN JAMES
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