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John Daly

I Want to Help Dustin Johnson

But Only If ...

8/1/2014 1:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0801-dustin-johnson-john-daly-01PGA legend John Daly tells TMZ Sports he wants to help Dustin Johnson conquer his reported cocaine problem -- but only if Dustin wants the help. 

We spoke with Daly -- who's overcome addiction issues of his own -- and he tells us he feels bad for Johnson since he's such a good guy and a talented golfer. 

"I texted Dustin a few days ago and told him how much I love him. He's talented ... he's the future of golf."

As far as Johnson's reported struggles with substance abuse -- Daly says, "My heart goes out to him. I would love to help but I know how things are and he would have to come to me."

Daly is very open about his issues with alcohol -- and says his drinking problems "messed up" his career in the '90s. He's now committed to staying sober, but admits every day is a battle. 

Daly says people need to understand that addiction is not weakness, it's a disease -- adding, "It's not something you ever fully get over ... but it is something you can get control of."

"I want Dustin to know that I'm here for him."

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8 COMMENTS

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1.

DipToTroopsDeployed    

John Daly is the man!

81 days ago
2.

amyd    

John daly looks like an overweight, sunburned lesbian.

80 days ago
3.

FREEDOM    

JOHN DALY WHAT A NICE GUY TO REACH OUT AND HELP.

80 days ago
4.

FREEDOM    

DUSTIN YOU CAN OVERCOME YOUR ADDICTION. WE NEED TO SEE YOU MAN A HOLE IN ONE....

80 days ago
5.

Sandra     

Whatever. I suggest Dustin start to get clean by dumping Gretsky.

79 days ago

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