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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: Nov 28, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2010 7:48 pm

Current Events

Dude, get someting new to write about. This is not a current event. This happened 13years ago!!! This isnt a new development, Daly wrote about it in his book, "My Life In and Out of the Rough". This isnt a secret. Its not like Daly has never spoken about this before. Its time for you to grow up and start talking about the young players on Tour. Fowler is having a hell of a start to the season! Hunter Mahan just won the Roudiest Tournament in Golf! Villegas won the Honda today! And every week a young player is on top of the leader board. These are the topics that should be hyped and talked about. Come on Man! Try writing about what is going on this year and forget what happened over a decade ago! Two months into the 2010 season and we can already call it a breakout year for a handful of players! There are too many great story lines this season to worry about what John Daly has already spoken to the public about. You know what it is??? Elling is too lazy to find a current topic to write about..... or he just isnt that talented!!!!!

Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2010 4:37 pm

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

I look forward to reading more of your thoughts and facts.  I appreciate loyal people and especially those who try and hold these so-called sports writers, accountable.

Welcome to the game, WSP.  It is good to have you....very refreshing.

Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2010 4:29 pm

Since when is being honest considered 'Impugning'

Lay off the personal metaphors, Elling!  I am about one article away from starting an online, digital petition to get you relieved of your duties at CBS.  You are too personal and clearly have favorites and the people you go after, like Daly.

I am still waiting to see you walk on water.  Until then, I would watch the stone throwing, Mr. Glass House.

Whether or not Daly is being 100% is not for me to say or you to judge.  I do not find it far-fetched, though, for someone who invests that kind of money, to have some clauses in the contract to hopefully affect the athlete's public image.  Marketing 101.

For you to take stabs at Daly and his former marriages and his brain, is uncalled for.  I cannot wait for Daly to win another major or simply have a solid year, and cram the TRUTH down your pompous, non-journalistic throat.  You should be at TMZ, not CBS.

Shame on CBS for keeping this guy employed!

Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2010 8:42 pm

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

Another case of too much access to technology. John, get off Twitter. Get yourself together and play some quality golf. Do it now while you can. Do it soon while golf fans still give a damn about you.

Since: Mar 5, 2010
Posted on: March 6, 2010 8:26 pm

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

Thank you for the kind remark...

Since: Oct 31, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2010 7:13 pm

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

excellent post WallSt.pete

Since: Aug 29, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2010 5:38 pm

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

i would like to begin a lobby to have mr. elling replaced at cbs by wall street pete.

the comentary and storyline written by mr pete was far better than anything i have seen by mr. elling.

well said pete.

Since: May 16, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2010 4:31 pm

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

Elling is a pimp for Mike Freeman, the real Daly hater in this sorry bunch of "sports journalists". Freeman hates Daly (not a surprise, Freeman is the worst kind of racist)  but Freeman doesn't write much about golf (he wouldn't know a tee from a 4 iron) so the scumbag Elling does all the yellow journalism.

Since: Sep 26, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2010 11:27 am

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

I agree completely. I think JD is simply answering a question. If that is bashing, I bash everyone I know and so does everyonw I know. Is the only way to avoid controversy to live like Tiger and not talk to people about anything personal... oops that doesn't even work. Find a new job if this is all you can find to write about.

Since: Nov 26, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2010 10:58 am

Daly's new act: Impugning the deceased

Fantastically put WSP!

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