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John Daly – Not A Heart Attack

John Daly Is Still Alive And  Kicking After Collapsed Lung

Having a suspected heart attack is probably one of the most scary scenarios that anyone could face. Fortunately for John Daly it wasn’t quite as serious as that.

At the time people around John probably feared the worst because he stopped breathing and required CPR. This was not the way Daly wanted to finish this golf tournament, so the next day he returned to finish where he left off along with nearly 4000 other golfers.

There is still plenty of life in John Daly. The next night he was out performing on stage. Obviously there wasn’t much chance of him taking it easy for a few days, maybe now this event has finished he will.


If nothing else, John Daly has an appreciation for irony … and being alive.

After he suffered a collapsed lung during a Mississippi golf tournament and needing to receive CPR after he stopped breathing for three minutes, Daly returned to the course the next day to finish the event after receiving his walking papers from a local hospital.

On Tuesday night in Myrtle Beach, Daly’s “I’m Still Alive” tour continued at the World Amateur Handicap Championship – an event in the Grand Strand in which almost 4,000 golfers come into town for a 72-hole, handicap-weighted golf tournament – as he performed on stage at what’s billed as the world’s largest 19th hole (where you go after the round to, you know, drink and eat) with Hootie and the Blowfish member Mark Bryan.


The song? Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” which is a staple in the two-time major winner’s guitar repertoire. Of course, the timing is appropriate.

Daly also did his SiriusXM radio show, “Hit It Hard,” from Myrtle Beach with co-hosts John Maginnes and Brian Katrek. He talked about the incident at length.