Daly rose to fame for a shocking victory over the US PGA Championship in 1991
Two-time great champion John Daly has revealed that he had surgery after being diagnosed with bladder cancer.
The 54-year-old American says the cancer was discovered during a kidney stone appointment
Daly – winner of the US PGA Championship 1991 and 1995 Open – had surgery to remove the cancer, but said there was an 85% chance it would return and need further treatment. ]
"They will probably have to remove it again," he told the Gulf Channel.
"It will probably come back, and then another three months, you don't know," added the five-time PGA Tour winner.
"Luckily for me they noticed early on, but bladder cancer is something I don't know all the details about. But it doesn't look like it might go away. Just see what is happening. Maybe there is a miracle.
"I always tell people that I have lived a wonderful life. Whatever happens, I'm not afraid of dying or anything. I still work, I still live, I still do the things I have to do. I can take up the challenge. I am not afraid of that.
"I just want my kids to be fine and everyone else in my family."
Daly finally played a PGA Tour event year Safeway Open, where he missed the cut.
His 1991 US PGA Championship victory claimed a major despite only having days left when Nick Price retired from the field.
The shock win, along with long rides off the tee and a colorful wardrobe, helped him become a fan favorite and he was a popular winner of the 1995 Open Championship at St. Andrews, where he defeated Constantino Rocca in a playoff.