sport news John Daly: Two-time major winner diagnosed with bladder cancer

Golf icon John Daly, who used to drink 28 cans of Diet Coke and smoke 40 cigarettes a day, reveals he has bladder cancer and has been left hoping for 'a miracle' Daly, 54, was told he had bladder cancer during kidney stones appointment Two-time major winner underwent surgery but the cancer is likely to return  Daly used to smoke 40 cigarettes a day and drink 28 cans of Diet Coke Golfer insists he is trying to cut down on the smoking following his diagnosis 

By Derek Lawrenson for the Daily Mail

Published: 08:48 BST, 11 September 2020 | Updated: 00:59 BST, 12 September 2020

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John Daly admitted that he is hoping for a miracle after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of bladder cancer.

The 1995 Open champion has had one bout of surgery but been warned there is a strong possibility the cancer will return.

The hard-living 54-year-old American was being treated for kidney stones when he received the diagnosis.  

American golfer John Daly, 54, who formerly smoked 40 cigarettes a day as well as drinking 28 Diet Cokes, has been diagnosed with bladder cancer

American golfer John Daly, 54, who formerly smoked 40 cigarettes a day as well as drinking 28 Diet Cokes, has been diagnosed with bladder cancer

Daly sips on a drink during a tournament last year - he said he drinks 28 Diet Cokes each day

Daly sips on a drink during a tournament last year - he said he drinks 28 Diet Cokes each day

Daly was diagnosed with the cancer during an appointment to look for kidney stones

Daly was diagnosed with the cancer during an appointment to look for kidney stones

‘The urologist told me there were no kidney stones but that I have bladder cancer,’ said Daly. ‘After I did the scan, I was about to sip a diet coke when he said, “Don’t drink anything. We have to get you back in there and get this cancer out of you”.’

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