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Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

Posted on: March 5, 2010 12:19 pm

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- The late Ely Callaway, who threw John Daly the biggest lifeline of his career 13 years ago, must be spinning in his grave like an old balata golf ball.

John Daly, whose brain has been divorced from his mouth more often than he's kicked his former wives to the curb, has done it yet again.

Just days after he drew critical fire for posting the cellphone number on his Twitter account of a reporter who wrote an unflattering story that Daly himself precipitated with a frivolous lawsuit, he has cast an outrageous accusation at the late founder of Callaway golf. 

In a story posted Friday by Esquire, Daly claims that the company, which signed him to an endorsement deal in 1997 when his career was skidding badly and generously agreed to pay off his millions in gambling debts, ordered him to take anti-depressants as a condition of his contract.

Without prompting, Daly in the interview claimed that he was taking Paxil at the behest of Callaway.

Daly: "... that (expletive) Paxil. That just blew me up. It bloated me even when I didn't eat. Headaches. Major, major headaches. That was all back in the Callaway days. They made me take it, else I lost my contract. The problem was, they kept putting me on one antidepressant, then moving me to another."

Interviewer: Who, Callaway?

Daly: “Yeah, their company doctors. And remember I had the shakes in Vancouver? That was all from going back and forth on those things. I told Mr. Callaway, I love you to death. I love what you've done for me, but you're killing me.”

Callaway died in 2001. The whole story can be found here:

As of noon Friday, Callaway officials had yet to respond.


Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 8:17 am

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

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Since: Mar 28, 2010
Posted on: March 28, 2010 2:47 pm

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

Drunk side effect of PAXILdo some research PLEASE

Since: Mar 28, 2010
Posted on: March 28, 2010 2:40 pm

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

I John Daly was saying loud and clear that it was PAXIL was going to kill him.  If you know anyone else who has taken the drug you would know this is not an uncommon statement. Just for the heck of it if you do know anyone who thinks paxil is killing them they can get some help form this website I have been on this drug it is horrid to get off of. 
Since I have been on a few antidepressants (clean no thanks and willnever take them again) I have learned a lot about them.  I have to say as soon as I seen Tiger Woods acting so out of character the very first thingI thought is "he is on an antidepressant".  It will be interesting to see if I am right in the end.  That is if they tell us.  Makes sense they put him on antidepressants after his father passed and then he went Ape shit. It have lived this I know.  Here is another site if you marriage has gone in the toilet since you started an antidepressant called marriages destroyed by antidepressants.  These drugs bring sexual revving and creepy thoughts that lead people to bad choices.  Both these men are lucky as they didn't kill anyone or themselves still the drugs hurt them as they have millions of others but the press does not speak of it.  Maybe they will soon when all this pans out.  

Since: Aug 29, 2009
Posted on: March 11, 2010 10:44 am

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

i think you are wrong macmaverick. i think most of america roots for the underdog or someone who has been down on his luck. granted john has been given many chances and has more god given talent gone to waste than possibly anyone else. but why would you root against the guy to do well or recover? i hope he beats these demons and plays well again sometime soon.

Since: Mar 10, 2010
Posted on: March 10, 2010 10:34 pm

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

His swing may be like butter but so is his brain!

Since: Mar 10, 2010
Posted on: March 10, 2010 10:29 pm

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

Give me a break. Daly has been given the luxeries that most people can't even dream of. He's been a loser for the past decade. Sponsors have gone out of their way to give him exemptions to their tournaments. What have they received in return? A broken down unappreciative drunk who spends more time flogging his own sports line than he does on the range. If I were you I'd move to another webiste because if you think he's going to change you are living in a 'fantasy' world.

Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: March 10, 2010 8:01 pm

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

I completely agree. I think Eling was just trying to get clicks with the title. Before reading it I though "Oh great, Daly has lost what is left of his brain". After reading it, I thought; I don't think he took a "swing" at anybody but the doctors who were switching his Rxs around. In fact, it is a pretty fair comment "I love you, I love what you've done for me..but you're killing me!" I don't think there was any spinning of any kind in Calloway's grave. 

Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: March 8, 2010 8:24 am

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

have u seen his new show on the golf channel . this guy is . . . . . . alright ! lay off u weasle ! we are all rooting for u john . your swing is like butter.

Since: Sep 26, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2010 11:15 pm

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

You, Elling, is the reason why there is a wide chasm of mistrust and hatred between media and people
they write about.  Where in these except do see Daly bashing the deceased Callaway?  Your storyline is
born out of an attempt to write a column, a pathetic effort at that, in which your interpretation  is geared

Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: March 7, 2010 9:30 pm

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

I have yet to read an insightful or positive sentence written by the POS known as Steve Elling. How the statements made by John Daly, who is simply recounting his prior experience and very common side effects with antidepressants, is a swipe at his former sponsor, is completely beyond me, and apparently every person having the misfortune of reading this article. It ha the stink for tabloid spin emanating from it's very purpose of being written. At least Elling included the actual quotes from Daly, which I think was either required from him by his superiors, or it was a misstep, but at least it gave us readers the real substance of his thoughts and didn't leave us to Ellings spin for judgement. And really that is all Elling does on here, is pass judgement. For the last 3 months he has sat in his ivory tower and relentlessly preached about the vile behavior of Tiger Woods with a fervor only matched by Entertainment Tonight. Now, only through prayer, has Daly come along and given him a new target. Lest he be reminded that without these two men, he may be writing a blog for the golf channel, because golf wouldn't have it's own heading for CBS if it weren't for Tiger. Keep up Elling, if you judge long enough, you might just believe your as perfect as you think you are. Or you will piss off some crazy redneck enough that he does something about all your stone throwing. Now, if I could only think of someone in the golf world crazy enough to retaliate. Maybe find out your cell number, address, and what kind of car you drive. HHHMMM.....can you think of anyone like that?

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