Daly interview with Golf Channel

Updated: January 29, 2010, 6:50 PM ET

John Daly's interview with Golf Channel:

Golf Channel: Not a fun day out there, was it?

John Daly: No.

Q: You take anything positive away from this?

A: No.

Q: What's next?

A: I'm done.

Q:What do you mean you're done?

A: I'm done.

Q: Done with what?

A: Golf.

Q: You're not going to tee it up anymore?

A: No.

Q: Why?

A: I can't compete.

Q: Do you honestly feel that?

A: Yeah.

Q: From the bottom of your heart?

A: Yeah.

Q: It sucks, doesn't it?

A: Yeah.

Q: Is it that you can't compete? You're embarrassed? Tell me, what is it?

A: Just can't play like I used to.

Q: Have you given yourself enough time with the chances you've made?

A: Mm-hmm.

Q: You honestly feel that?

A: Yeah.

Q: I don't believe you. I'm your friend, too.

A: I can't keep taking spots from guys out here playing this bad. It's not worth it.

Q: So go somewhere with Rick for a week and come back to Pebble. Just you and Rick.

A: No, I'm not going to take that spot away from anybody, either.

Q: So is this it?

A: Pretty much.

Q: It's either a yes or a no.

A: Yes.

Q: I don't think your fans want you to give up.

A: I know.

Q: What do you say to them?

A: I'm tired of embarrassing myself in front of them.

Q: You'll be missed, you know that.

A: What, for bad golf?

Q: No, for who you are as a person. A lot of people look up to you out there. What does that say if you quit?

A: I know. I just can't do it anymore. Can't do it anymore, bub.