Hard-living John Daly collapsed at the end of a golf tournament on Saturday and was taken to hospital immediately for treatment. After several hours there, Daly was diagnosed with a collapsed lung and released shortly after. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Daly was playing in a small event at Deerfield Gold Club in Missouri in soaring heat when he began to have breathing difficulties towards the end of his round. A friend of Daly’s said the two-time major winner’s vital signs were good upon arrival. An MRI revealed a collapsed lung.
”He was struggling pretty badly right before he collapsed. He was even telling friends he still wants to play (Sunday),” Deerfield club pro Leigh Brannan said.
Daly, the most colorful character in PGA TOUR history for his rock n’ roll lifestyle, recently made the headlines when he hurled a 6-iron into Lake Michigan during the PGA Championship.