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John Daly

USA

Grip it and rip it. This two-time Major Champion is known as much for his golf as he is his loud choice of clothing. You know when he's in town.

Age World Ranking
51 1867th
John Daly

Meet John

The man known as the Wild Thing shot to fame in 1991 when he won the US PGA Championship, having made it into the field at Crooked Stick at the last minute when Nick Price withdrew and Daly was the only alternate on site. Virtually unknown at the time and playing his third Major, he shot rounds of 69, 67, 69 and 71 to win by three shots, and later earned the US PGA Tour Rookie of the Year award. A lover of loud, unorthodox clothing, he won his second Major in 1995 when he beat Costantino Rocca in a play-off for The Open Championship at St Andrews. Fell off the radar in the late 1990s and early 2000s as he struggled with alcohol and gambling addictions and weight gain, but made his comeback in Europe in 2010. Relied on sponsors’ invitations, but in 2012 secured full playing rights for 2013 by finishing 85th in The Race to Dubai, thanks to good performances in the Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy, Sicilian Open and the US PGA Championship. Enjoys writing song lyrics and playing the guitar, and recorded a largely autobiographical album entitled "My Life", featuring guest performances by Darius Rucker, Willie Nelson, Johnny Lee and Daron Norwood. Involved in many charitable causes, most notably Make-a-Wish Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Set up a college scholarship fund for the two daughters of the late Thomas Weaver, who was struck by lightning during a first-round storm delay at the 1991 PGA Championship.
1

Challenge Tour Appearance

6

Senior Tour Appearance

3

European Tour Wins

Stats
Tour Statistics
Last six tournaments
  • Highest Finish 1st
  • Lowest Finish 163rd
  • Biggest Prize (2005) € 621,992
Last six tournaments
  • Highest Finish 1st
  • Lowest Finish 163rd
  • Biggest Prize (2005) € 621,992
    TOUR KEY
    European
    Challenge
    Senior
    Rolex Series
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    Career Record Details

    • European Tour Wins 3
      Tournaments Played 167
      Biggest prize (2005) € 621,992
    • Season
      Rank
      Tournaments Played
      1st
      2nd
      3rd
      4-10
      Missed Cuts MC
      Stroke Average
      Points
    • 2017
      0
      2
      0
      0
      0
      0
      2
      76.25
      6,765
    • 2016
      0
      4
      0
      0
      0
      0
      3
      73.8
      9,702
    • 2015
      0
      6
      0
      0
      0
      0
      2
      73.13
      8,991
    • 2014
      223
      8
      0
      0
      0
      0
      5
      72
      15,571
    • 2013
      0
      1
      0
      0
      0
      0
      0
      73.25
      0
    • 2012
      85
      12
      0
      0
      0
      1
      4
      71.76
      285,677
    • 2011
      199
      11
      0
      0
      0
      0
      8
      72.54
      52,456
    • 2010
      180
      5
      0
      0
      0
      0
      1
      72.06
      55,013
    • 2009
      145
      13
      0
      1
      0
      0
      8
      71.42
      178,241
    • 2008
      0
      7
      0
      0
      0
      0
      4
      73.33
      30,804
    • 2007
      0
      6
      0
      0
      0
      0
      3
      72.93
      47,113
    • 2006
      168
      7
      0
      0
      0
      0
      5
      73.7
      80,712
    • 2005
      0
      9
      0
      2
      1
      0
      1
      70.77
      1,189,413
    • 2004
      0
      5
      0
      0
      0
      0
      3
      72.36
      73,722
    • 2003
      0
      5
      0
      0
      0
      0
      2
      73.27
      26,119
    • 2002
      101
      11
      0
      0
      0
      2
      3
      72.5
      194,487
    • 2001
      0
      6
      1
      1
      1
      0
      2
      68.95
      726,831
    • 2000
      0
      5
      0
      0
      0
      0
      4
      67.82
      15,485
    • 1999
      0
      3
      0
      0
      0
      0
      1
      75.5
      8,659
    • 1998
      0
      4
      0
      0
      0
      0
      2
      75.5
      980
    • 1997
      0
      4
      0
      0
      0
      0
      2
      76.33
      1,657
    • 1996
      0
      8
      0
      0
      0
      1
      2
      72.33
      55,158
    • 1995
      0
      7
      1
      0
      0
      1
      2
      71.07
      199,409
    • 1994
      0
      6
      0
      1
      0
      0
      2
      70.92
      78,802
    • 1993
      0
      6
      0
      0
      1
      0
      1
      71.83
      21,300
    • 1992
      0
      6
      0
      0
      0
      0
      1
      72
      15,076