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Details from John Daly’s disciplinary file made public

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Maybe Tiger Woods isn’t the bad boy of golf after all.

Details from John Daly‘s PGA Tour disciplinary file were made public Tuesday -- and they’re not flattering.

According to the Florida Times-Union, which obtained the 456-page file through a libel lawsuit against one of its former columnists, Daly has been suspended from the PGA five times and has been cited 21 times for not giving his best effort. In addition, he was placed on probation six times, ordered to seek counseling or alcohol rehab seven times and has been fined nearly $100,000.

Of course, none of these revelations should come as a shock. Many of the incidents included in the file were previously reported, including Daly’s trashing of a hotel room during the Players Championship in 1997.

The PGA declined an Associated Press request to comment on its disciplinary actions.

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Daly won the 1991 PGA Championship and the 1995 British Open. His last PGA victory came at the 2004 Buick Invitational. Daly is the subject of a reality show debuting Tuesday on the Golf Channel.

-- Austin Knoblauch

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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