Many golfers moved from the PGA Tour to the controversial LIV golf league this year, and John Daly apparently wanted to be the next defector from the Tour.
The Saudi-backed league has managed to lure some of the Tour’s best players with huge sums of money.
During an appearance on “Piers Morgan Uncensored” in late July, Daly shared that he had better join LIV to make more money than he currently does on the Champions Tour. But LIV CEO Greg Norman shut it down.
“I begged Greg Norman to let me go on the LIV tour,” Daly said, via GolfWeek’s Todd Kelly.
“I play two to three pro-ams every week on the Champions Tour and we don’t play for a lot of money on the Champions Tour, so I’m almost like, ‘OK, I’m not getting much out of it. . What do we do? Said Daly.
According to Daly, Norman told him the league was not looking to add any more players.
Norman was able to lure plenty of top talent to LIV this year, including Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka and a two-time Masters champion.
Daly, 56, known for his unconventional good looks and colorful personality, has five career PGA Tour victories. He won the PGA Championship in 1991 and the Open Championship in 1995.
H/T Launderer Report