John Daly reportedly stopped breathing for three minutes during Saturday’s round in Mississippi, but it didn’t stop him from teeing it up again Sunday to complete an exhibition tournament with friends.
After being diagnosed with a collapsed lung, Daly went “Kurt Cobain” on his doctors and ripped out his IV drip before checking out of the hospital against the advise of staff.
Daly, who claims to smoke 40 cigarettes and drinks up to a dozen Diet Coke cans each day, scared his playing partners on Saturday when he reportedly had no pulse and wasn’t breathing for three minutes.
“I had my arm around him when he went down. He had no pulse and wasn’t breathing for close to three minutes,” explained Will Dottley, Daly’s playing partner when the incident occurred. According to Dottley, a nurse had to give Daly CPR.
Daly recounted the incident on Sunday:
“I was having a great time and then suddenly — boom — I’m falling down while on the 18th tee and the next thing I know I’m in an ambulance,” he said. “It was scary.”