10 Dec 2008

Daly no advertisement for Australian tourism

6:01 pm on 10 December 2008

Golfer John Daly is no advertisement for Australian tourism - having missed the cut at his first two tournaments at Huntingdale and Coolum he's had plenty of spare time.

But he hasn't spent it cuddling koalas taken in the Sydney Opera House.

He's been watching videos and eating junk food for along with his golf clubs, Daly packed 150 DVDs for his three-week trip to Australia and has watched all but five of them.

Tomorrow he tees off in the Australian Open in Sydney.

Meanwhile more than two months after brain surgery to remove a malignant tumour Spanish golfing great Seve Ballesteros has been released from a Madrid hospital.

The five time major winner was admitted after collapsing at Madrid's international airport in early October and needed four subsequent operations.