John Daly has GOP takes. (USATSI)
John Daly has GOP takes. (USATSI)

Donald Trump's relationship with golf is inextricably linked. He owns one of the four courses current WGC events are played on. He owns future major championship courses. He plays all the time. The PGA Tour realizes this, and it also realizes that it might not be the best public relations move to upset a future president.

Trump, for all intents and purposes, won the GOP nomination on Tuesday night, and if another golfer (John Daly) has anything to say about it, Trump will be president come next January.

"I've known Donald forever, and I know the bad things they say about Donald Trump is not true because I've known him as a friend for so long," said Daly. "I've seen what he's done for all types of people. I know how many people call him a racist and all this, and it just makes me sick because he's not.

"[I've] known him too long. I've seen what he does with kids, I know what he does with charities. The thing I love about Donald, it's time this country is run by a businessman and not people with their hands out, and Donald doesn't have his hands out.

"I not only consider him as a friend, but if people get to know Donald Trump, I think they'll know what I'm talking about. He's one of the greatest human beings I've ever met in my life. I love him as a dear friend, and you're dang right he'll get my vote."

So there you go. Daly, who will play his first PGA Tour Champions event this weekend, is not alone on that tour either. In an anonymous survey, more PGA Tour Champions golfers said they're supporting trump than any other candidate. Here's a look.

Donald Trump: 34 percent
Undecided: 22 percent
John Kasich: 12 percent
Ted Cruz: 10 percent
None: 22 percent

And 45 percent of PGA Tour players said they didn't think the Cadillac Championship should be moved because of The Donald. Maybe they just want to be presented the trophy by a sitting president next March.

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