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Thursday, 17 May 2018
John Daly in action during the Hong Kong Open pro-am  (Getty Images)
John Daly in action during the Hong Kong Open pro-am (Getty Images)

Two-time Major Championship winner John Daly has confirmed that he will join the field for the Omega European Masters at Crans Montana from September 6-9.

The 52 year old will aim to lift the trophy when he competes against defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick and several other top-ranked European Tour Members in the event that has been part of the European Tour’s International Schedule since the Tour’s inception in 1972.

“I’m looking so forward to coming to the Omega European Masters for the first time,” Daly said.

The start in Switzerland will represent Daly’s 170th career tournament on the European Tour, with his last win coming in 2001 at the BMW International Open in Germany.

The man nicknamed ‘Long John’ burst onto the golf scene when he won the 1991 US PGA Championship—getting into the field at the last-minute following a string of nine different player withdrawals. That week, the American captured the hearts of golf fans all over the world with his long drives, fearless on-course strategy and casual demeanour.

John Daly

Daly furthered his place in history when he claimed The 1995 Open Championship at the home of golf, the Old Course at St Andrews— defeating Italian Costantino Rocca in a four hole play-off.

The picturesque mountain views of Crans Montana offer an exquisite setting for the Omega European Masters. Previous winners include Spanish golfing legend Seve Ballesteros, 2018 Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjørn, as well as numerous Major Champions including Sir Nick Faldo, Ernie Els and Sergio Garcia.

Tickets for the Omega European Masters can be purchased here.

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