Looks like John Daly is suing the Honda Classic, claiming he injured himself while trying to stop his backswing while a fan was trying to take his picture during the event in 2007. Apparently he’s seeking $15,000 in damages when he aggravated this old injury as a woman was attempting to take a flash photograph of him during his round
Spectators were prevented from taking cameras on to the course at that tournament.
Daly ended up withdrawing from that event four years ago and stated that security was negligent because they allowed the woman on the course with a camera and they failed to remove her after he told them she had a camera.
Not sure why this has become an issue 4 years after it happened, but it looks like John Daly and the PGA Tour just don’t get along much these days. He’s also stated earlier this year that he will boycott several tournaments in the future, as he did not receive sponsors exemptions to tournaments he felt he deserved to play in. Give the guy a break. He’s still a great personality for the game.
What do you think about the rule not allowing patrons to bring cameras onto the course during tournaments?