Plenty of golfers have moved from the PGA Tour to the controversial LIV Golf League this year, and apparently John Daly wanted to be the next Tour defector.
The Saudi-backed league was able to lure some of the best players on the tour with huge sums of money.
During an appearance on “Piers Morgan Uncensored” in late July, Daly shared that he had an interest in joining LIV to make more money than he currently does on the Champions Tour. But LIV CEO Greg Norman closed it.
“I begged Greg Norman to let me on the LIV tour,” Daly said, via Todd Kelly of GolfWeek (h / t Bleacher Report).
“I play two to three pro-ams every week on the Champions Tour, and we don’t play for a lot of money on the Champions Tour, so I almost feel like, ‘OK, I’m not getting much out of this. What are we doing? ‘”Daly said.
According to Daly, Norman told him the league wasn’t looking to add more players.
Norman has been able to attract many high-end talent to LIV this year, including Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, and a two-time Masters champion.
56-year-old Daly, known for his unconventional looks and colorful personality, has won five career PGA Tour wins. He won the PGA Championship in 1991 and the Open Championship in 1995.