Harmon says he won't retract anything he's said about Daly
Golf instructor Butch Harmon spoke to John Daly last week, but said he did not offer an apology for parting ways with the troubled golfer after reports that Daly had been drinking in a hospitality tent at a March PGA Tour event.Daly, at the Spanish Open in Seville, Spain, said at a news conference Wednesday that Harmon had apologized to him after learning that the two-time major champion had "lost quite a bit of money through the stuff that you said."
I told him that he had no one to blame but himself, that 'until you start realizing that you're the cause of all this and get some help, you're going to continue to have problems.' I told him I would be glad to help. But I wasn't going to retract anything that I said.
-- Butch Harmon
After what Butch said ... my marketability went right down. I told him, 'you cost me quite a bit of money through the stuff that you said, I wish you would have called me then you could have got the facts straight.'
-- John Daly
Bob Harig covers golf for ESPN.com. He can be reached at BobHarig@gmail.com. Information from Reuters is included in this report.
MORE GOLF HEADLINES
- Kuchar surges, holes out for RBC Heritage win
- Jimenez closes out win in Champions debut
- Wie ends drought, claims 1st win on U.S. soil
- Westwood ends drought with Malaysian win