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John Daly sets sights on making Ryder Cup team

John Daly is setting his sights on finally making the Ryder Cup team.

"It's been kind of a jinx for me to get in the Ryder Cup it, seems," said Daly.

"It was tough to watch last year and I actually turned the TV off," he said. "Our guys were not having fun. The Europeans were signing autographs, good camaraderie ... our guys just didn't seem to click.

"I hope [2006 U.S. Captain] Tom [Lehman] sits back and asks the guys: 'Okay, who do you feel more comfortable playing?'," Daly added. "Don't just point to them and say: 'You guys are playing together, go out and win.' You can't do that.

"You've got to get two guys who have played in matches together somewhere down the line, whether it's a money game or Walker Cup or World Cup or something."

Daly has had well-documented problems with his weight, drink and drugs. But he insists he is happy with how he is and has no plans to embark on a fitness regime favored by many of the top players.

"Jack Nicklaus never did and look how many he won," added Daly. "I'm not a workout guy. Every time I used to do it I threw up after I got done.

"They don't let you smoke or drink in gyms so, you know, I'm not going to have any fun doing that. In the early '90s I bought gym equipment for the home and did pretty good for six months," he said. "But I got real tight in my chest and my swing was all screwed up, and I said I'll never do it again. If I get fatter I just buy bigger clothes. I don't care.

"This ain't a beauty contest out here, you know," he said. "I have no idea what I weigh. I know my pants still fit so that's the only thing I gauge it on."

 

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