HONOLULU - JANUARY 15: John Daly waits to play a shot during the second round of the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club on January 15, 2010 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
John Daly left Torrey Pines last Friday, after missing the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open, telling reporters that he was done with golf. "I can't compete," Daly told reporters in the parking lot. "I can't play like I used to."
And this may be true. But Daly is set to play in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, regardless. He will receiver a sponsor's exemption into the tournament, as a two-time major winner. The news came shortly after Daly began an exhibition in backtracking via Twitter, recanting his previous, retirement-suggestive statements.
The question now, is--given Daly's struggles of late--is it possible that Romo could outplay his professional counterpart? Well, probably not. But for Romo, who has tried and summarily failed to make the cut at, among others, the Byron Nelson and the U.S. Open, Pebble Beach offers an opportunity to look mighty professional-ish.
Despite his very public, very well-documented struggles on and off the course, Daly remains one of the most intriguing figures in the game; so much so in fact, that he was given a reality show, "Being John Daly," which is set to premier on the Golf Channel on March 2.