John Daly: "I begged Greg Norman for LIV"
by ANDREA GUSSONI | VIEW 6111
A guest on Piers Morgan's "Uncensored" show, John Daly has revealed he really wants to be part of the LIV Golf Invitational Series. With his usual outspokenness, the American said he thought he belonged on the exhibition circuit.
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“I begged Greg Norman to let me go on the LIV tour,” he said on the show available on the internet. He went on to explain how he thinks the LIV Tour is better than the PGA Tour or even the PGA Tour Champions, the circuit that John Daly most often frequents along with the Legends Tour in Europe.
During The Open, which he played as a former winner, Daly says he played very relaxed practice games and that he could see himself doing it for more money. "I play two to three pro-ams every week on the champions tour and we don't play for a lot of money on those tours, so I figure I don't get much out of it.
So what to do? » “I sometimes prefer to play with amateurs rather than pros, but we should be compensated for that. On the LIV, we pay the players. They're playing pro-ams, it's a big party, they're playing for a lot of money, and these guys on this tour deserve that money.
I think there are a lot of other guys who deserve that money. Especially this old man,” Daly said, pointing to himself. Daly denounces hypocrisy
Asked by journalist-host Piers Morgan about the controversies surrounding Saudi Arabia's involvement, the two-time Major winner was less talkative.
“Piers, let's not talk about that. They don't want to be mentioned because of, you know, all the labor laws and stuff. It's incredible. Politics is so stupid. We could talk about Nike, I could talk about other companies. Eight-year-olds make shoes for Nike.
Prince MBS is a great gentleman…” Daly then admitted that he was too old but above all he came up against the fact that Greg Norman no longer invited other players to the LIV because places are limited. Also not sure that seeing Big John playing in a golf cart (as is increasingly the case) and smoking on the course does not further damage the image of the LIV Golf Invitational Series which is trying to be eligible for the allocation of global points.