Earlier today, John Daly sat down with Sports Radio 790, ostensibly to talk about working with former Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett and his relationship with Jon Gruden. The conversation started along those lines, but quickly took a turn for the Tiger Woods. From there, the questions about Tiger’s sexual escapades soon followed. And in discussing Tiger’s troubles, Daly, as always, wasn’t boring.
Daly started off with some kind words for Gruden, calling him his “new psychologist,” someone who’s “always positive,” and a “great guy to talk to.” He also talked about what he could have handled better during his career…a natural lead-in to Tiger. Daly talked with Tiger after his personal life fell apart, and believed Tiger should have been more forthcoming, and sooner:
“I told him – I said, if you would have come out after that night of the incident and told the world what was going on, not listened to your agents, not listened to anybody else, what your heart said and thought – what you just told me – this story would have ended in one day.”
Interesting, no? Tiger must have had a pretty good reason, then, for doing what he did. Daly said he didn’t want to share what the reason was, but some things he said later on in the interview started to clear things up a bit.
“You’re looking at a guy all the way to his college days, all it was was golf, golf, golf, golf, golf..he never had a chance to live a life. You know, certain things people go through, certain things you like, certain things you don’t like…He found out late what he really liked…He didn’t have a chance to find out what women were like…until his late teens…almost 20.”
“My exes…they didn’t want to have sex anymore. And when that happens, and I’ve always been straight up front with every one of ‘em: I said, if you’re not gonna give it to me, I am gonna go get it somewhere else…is that adultery? Well, maybe so, but from what I understand, when you’re married they’re supposed to give it to you.”
A-ha! But that was Daly talking about his life, not Tiger’s. But then one of the interviewers asked Daly if Tiger could have gotten away with going up in front of reporters and telling them essentially what Daly just did – that he wasn’t getting any at home. Daly’s response?
“Exactly…that’s what I did.”
They asked him again if Tiger could have gotten away with it. Daly: “I think so.” He added that had Tiger been up front from the beginning, there wouldn’t have been women claiming affairs left and right. So while Daly never quite came right out and said, “Tiger wasn’t getting any from Elin anymore” – well, we’ll agree with Guyism that he couldn’t have implied it much more strongly. Like we said, John Daly: never boring.
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