Daly commits to Viking Classic - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Daly commits to Viking Classic

MADISON, Miss. (AP) - John Daly will play in the Viking Classic Oct. 29-Nov. 1 at Annandale Golf Club in Madison after recovering more quickly than expected from a rib injury.

The two-time major winner said Wednesday he was reversing a decision announced in September to stop playing golf. He also said he will play in the Australian Open and Australian PGA golf tournaments in December.

Randy Watkins, the Viking Classic tournament director, tells The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson that Daly called to ask if he could be added to the Viking field.

Watkins says Daly was given one of six sponsor's exemptions.

Watkins has given exemptions to four others - Jim Gallagher Jr., Lee Janzen, Willie Wood and Vance Veazey. He has one left to give.

Watkins says Daly has been a loyal participant in the Mississippi tournament and people will come to watch him play.

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