Two-time main champion John Daly revealed he has been identified with bladder most cancers, however stays hopeful regardless of what may very well be an extended battle.
The 54-year-old American, recognized for his outspoken method, usually outrageous behaviour and wild pants designs, instructed The Golf Channel he had undergone surgical procedure after what he thought was a battle with kidney stones.
“It’s most likely going to come back again, after which one other three months that you just don’t know. You simply don’t know,” Daly mentioned. “Fortunately for me they caught it early, however bladder most cancers is one thing that I don’t know all the main points.
“It doesn’t seem like it might go away. We are going to simply see what occurs. Possibly there’s a miracle.”
Daly received the 1991 PGA Championship after making the sector because the ninth alternate when Nick Value dropped out as a result of his spouse was about to have a child. He additionally received the 1995 British Open by successful a playoff over Italy’s Costantino Rocca at St. Andrews.
Daly mentioned he withdrew from a 50-and-over Champions tour occasion with kidney stones and after speaking to docs found he had bladder most cancers.
Whereas surgical procedure to take away the most cancers was profitable, docs instructed him there was a powerful probability it could return.
Daly has struggled with weight and alcohol points all through his profession. He plans to make some adjustments in hopes of serving to his most cancers battle.
“I’m chopping method, method again on the Weight loss plan Coke and counting minutes earlier than I can have a cigarette. I’m making an attempt to give up smoking,” Daly mentioned.
“The docs aren’t saying it’s too late. Sadly, it’s a most cancers that retains coming again. However I’m going to hearken to them, and I’m going to try to give up smoking.
“If it comes again, it comes again. Six months to a yr, if it doesn’t go away, I’m going to stay my life. I’m going to have some enjoyable.”
Daly final performed a PGA Tour occasion eventually yr’s Safeway Open, lacking the minimize. He is ready to play within the British Open and PGA Championship till age 60 after successful every.
“I’ve lived one hell of a life. It doesn’t matter what occurs, I’m not scared to die or something,” Daly mentioned. “It will have been good to play the final seven or eight or 13 years of my profession a bit of extra wholesome. However hey, I’m nonetheless working, I’m nonetheless residing life, I’m nonetheless doing the issues I have to do. I can settle for the problem.”