Daly not 'done' with Pebble Beach

Updated: February 2, 2010, 5:05 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

SAN DIEGO -- After saying Friday that he "was done'' with professional golf following a disappointing round at the Farmers Insurance Open, John Daly apparently has changed his mind.

The two-time major champion who has struggled in recent years told Steve Worthy, tournament director for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, that he expects to compete in the event in two weeks.

"I spoke to John today,'' Worthy said. "I just think he was frustrated. He said he still plans on playing and that if he changed his mind he would give us plenty of notice."

Daly, 43, is in the Pebble field because of his past major champion status and Worthy said the tournament is in the process of putting together its pro-amateur teams -- therefore, they need to know if Daly is competing.

After missing the cut at Torrey Pines, Daly told a Golf Channel television crew in reference to Pebble Beach, "No, I'm not going to take that spot away from anyone, either.''

Worthy said he clarified with Daly that he is in the field on his own, not via a sponsor exemption.

The last of Daly's five PGA Tour victories came five years ago at Torrey Pines, but in the past four years, he has failed to earn enough money to retain exempt status on tour.

"Just can't play like I used to," Daly said Friday to the Golf Channel. "I'm tired of embarrassing myself."

Daly said on Twitter recently that his partner at Pebble would be Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

Bob Harig is the golf writer for ESPN.com.

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