Saturday, January 10

Geoff Ogilvy Defends John Daly in Camera Incident

Geoff Ogilvy (Newton/Flickr)

I SAW THIS NOTE at ESPN Golf. Here’s what Geoff Ogilvy had to say about John Daly’s camera-breaking incident at the Australian Open:

“I think every player on the tour would have snapped putting up with what he was having to put up with. And there was a guy with a flash less than three feet from his face for 20 minutes just going bang, bang, bang, right in his face, trying to get him to snap, and he did. … The Australian Tour didn't even fine him because the guy wasn't even supposed to have a camera at the tournament. I don't blame him at all.”

Ogilvy is the current leader of the season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship at Kapalua Resort in Maui, Hawaii.

−The Armchair Golfer

3 comments :

LANCER said...

John Daly has always done more harm to himself than to anyone else. He has his defenders, but he also has those on the tour who despise him because he gets such crowd devotion with so little game.

Bobbio said...

In this particular incident, Ogilvy's right.

The Armchair Golfer said...

Unfortunately, Daly's reputation and publicity value will lead to these kinds of incidents. And the Australians happily profited from it.