John Daly says he ‘begged’ Greg Norman for LIV Golf spot

John Daly thinks he deserves a piece of the LIV Golf pie.

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While the newest mulleted-major champion is not revealing his LIV Golf intentions publicly, the original is showing his cards in regards to the Saudi-backed league.

Only it doesn’t look like we’ll see him tee it up on the LIV anytime soon.

Two-time major winner John Daly revealed in an interview with Piers Morgan that he “begged” LIV Golf Commissioner Greg Norman for a spot in the upstart tour.

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“You know, we work really hard,” Daly told Morgan on Piers Morgan Uncensored. “I play with Brian Harman in a practice round and some other guys in the practice rounds of the British Open, and it’s like we play pro-ams. We get it, OK? That’s what is the backbone of a lot of our tournaments. But, Brian Harman says, ‘Give us a box of chocolates for the effort.’

“We make tent visits. We do this, we do that. I play two-to-three pro-ams every week on the Champions Tour, and you know we don’t play for a lot of money on the Champions Tour. So, I almost feel like, ‘OK, I’m not getting a lot out of this. What are we doing?'”

Daly said the situation is much different on the LIV Tour.

“It’s a big party. They play for a lot of money, which these guys that are on that tour deserve that money,” Daly said. “I think there’s a lot of others guys that deserve that money, especially this old man.”

When Morgan asked Daly about the hypocrisy and morality in playing on the LIV Tour, whose Saudi backers are often tied to human rights violations, Daly deflected.

“Piers, let’s not talk about that. [The PGA Tour’s sponsors] don’t want to be mentioned in that,” Daly said. “The politics is so stupid.”

Unfortunately for Daly — and everyone who wants to see John Daly shooting 80 to win nearly a million dollars instead of Pat Perez — Norman seems to have squashed that idea.

“Greg says he’s not doing any more and I’m too old,” Daly said.

But Daly did have another way he could contribute.

“Let me go into entertainment and get all my friends to do the concerts and stuff,” Daly said.

He could take it one step further and have Daly actually perform the concerts himself.

Jack Hirsh

Golf.com Editor

Jack Hirsh is an assistant editor at GOLF. A Pennsylvania native, Jack is 2020 graduate of Penn State University, earning degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of his high school golf team and still *tries* to remain competitive in local amateurs. Before joining GOLF, Jack spent two years working at a TV station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as Multimedia Journalist/reporter, but also producing, anchoring and even presenting the weather. He can be reached at jack.hirsh@golf.com.