Just a few days removed from a scary on-course collapse, John Daly seems to be doing as well as ever.
On Saturday, Daly collapsed on the 18th tee at Deerfield Country Club in Jackson, Miss. and was rushed by ambulance to the hospital. X-rays revealed, Daly's agent Bud Martin said, that the two-time major champion suffered a collapsed lung.
"I was having a great time and then suddenly -- boom -- I'm falling down while on the 18th tee and the next thing I know I'm in an ambulance," Daly said. "It was scary."
A day later, the Associated Press reported that Daly, "was back at Deerfield on Sunday, smoking cigarettes on the clubhouse patio while mingling with some of the other players before his round."
Then, just last night, was on stage in Myrtle Beach, S.C., performing his favorite song, "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," with members of Hootie and the Blowfish:
Daly was in Myrtle Beach for the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship.
Asked about Saturday's incident on the course, Daly told Sirius-XM PGA Tour Radio hosts Brian Katrek and John Maginnes: "I probably overexerted myself trying to change things up so I could hit some drives and hit a few irons in there. I've had fractured ribs since I was seven and unfortunately I was probably leaning too much on my right side, my guys were in a little trouble on 18 so I tried to hit a drive for them, a little one-handed powder puff out there. Didn't really feel anything and I'm walking off with my buddy Will and next thing I know -- it's like kinda one of those buddy-buddy things, you've got your arm around him -- and next thing I know he just told me I just fell straight over. Next thing I knew a nurse was talking to me. They did mouth-to-mouth and everything. I was probably gone for at least, I don’t know how long... They put me on a bunch of IVs and I ended up being in the hospital. I kind of looked at the doctor kind of deranged and I go, 'What happened?'"