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Daly sorry for throwing golf putter into water hazard

John Daly is never far from controversy, and last week’s PGA Tour Champions event was no different. Just seven holes into his final round, Daly tossed his golf putter into the water hazard, before stomping off the field.

However, the two-time major winner has since apologised for his actions; maintaining the putter throw was an accident.

“If I throw a putter, it’s going to be in two pieces, not one,” Daly said on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. “And it’s going to be 50 yards in the lake, not 5.”

Daly withdrew from the event because of a sciatic nerve problem, but on his way off the field, threw his golf putter behind him to this caddie. The caddie fluffed his lines, and into the water the putter went. At least, that’s how Daly is telling it.

Either way, Daly is sorry.

“I take responsibility,” Daly said. “I shouldn’t have tossed it.”

Daly regrets losing the golf putter, which was retrieved by someone on the property at Broken Sound Golf Club, because it was a 50th-anniversary model of a Ping Anser putter given to him by company chairman John Solheim.

Daly plans to play in this week’s Chubb Classic in Naples.


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