Daly – Tell the truth, Tiger

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John Daly has urged Tiger Woods to bring an end to speculation surrounding his late night car crash last week.

John Daly has urged Tiger Woods to bring an end to speculation surrounding his late night car crash last week.

The two-time Major winner had originally said he was not interested in the details of the accident suffered by the world number one outside his home in Florida in the early hours of Friday morning.

However, speaking in Sydney ahead of this week’s Australian Open, Daly has now urged Woods to put an end to the rumours surrounding the accident and give his side of the story.

“The thing that Tiger needs to look at is, whatever happened, just tell the truth,” said Daly, whose most recent transgression in a career tinged with controversy came last year when he was discovered “extremely intoxicated” outside a Hooters restaurant and locked up in a police cell for the night.

Woods announced on Monday that the injuries he sustained in the accident meant he would not play in this week’s Chevron World Golf Challenge and will also leave him sidelined until next year.

Even so, Daly believes he should still make an appearance at a tournament he hosts – the 43-year-old seemingly confident Woods can weather the controversy.

“Hopefully he’ll go out there with his wife and his kids and support…the sponsor of his tournament,” he added. “The most important thing right now is for them to be together.

“He’ll get over this. The family will get over it. They’ll move on. Golf needs him.

“I hate for something like that to happen to anybody. I just want him and his wife and kids to be happy and for him to keep pursuing the goals that he had.

“Tiger’s the biggest asset the tour’s had in a long, long time. Whatever happened, as long as he’s OK that’s all that matters. Golf needs him badly…no doubt.”

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