Sources: John Daly taken to hospital for evaluation

After collapsing on the 18th tee box, golfer John Daly was taken by ambulance from a golf course in Canton, Miss., to a hospital in Jackson for tests Saturday, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports.

John Daly squares up for a shot on Saturday. (Special to Yahoo Sports)
John Daly squares up for a shot on Saturday. (Special to Yahoo Sports)

Zack Hamm, an emergency room technician at Baptist Medical Center, confirmed to Yahoo Sports on Saturday night that Daly was there and being evaluated. Daly was treated and released Saturday night after likely suffering from dehydration, according to Yahoo sources and published reports.

Daly had been playing in an outing at Deerfield Golf Club, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports.

Daly, a 49-year-old winner of two major championships with a well-documented penchant for excess, most recently missed the cut at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Daly shot 73-82, including a 10 on the par-3 7th hole. Daly threw a club into Lake Michigan while playing that hole.

The last time Daly made the cut in a PGA Tour event was in March at the Puerto Rico Open.