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John Daly

John Daly Biography

John Daly
Player Name
John Daly
Points
0
Earnings
€107,493.00
Ranking
23
Scoring Average
70.0
Rounds
7
Strokes
255
Events Played
2
Country
United States

John Daly Biography

John Daly was born in Carmichael, California on 28th April 1966. He is known primarily for his driving distance off the tee, hence the nickname "Long John". Daly and his family moved from California to Dardanelle, Arkansas when he was four, and he began playing golf the following year. He attended Helias High School in Jefferson City, Missouri, and was a letterman in football and golf. In golf, he was a Missouri state champion, he held and continues to hold several kicking records in football. Daly attended the University of Arkansas, where he was a member of the golf team. He turned professional in 1987.

Daly joined the PGA Tour in 1991 and won the PGA Championship that year. This victory gained him a significant amount of media attention due to the fact that he was the ninth and final alternate for the Championship. He entered the competition when Nick Price dropped out and no other alternate could make it. He parlayed this opportunity into a first round score of 69, without a practice round. He finished the tournament with scores of 69-67-69-71, giving him a three-stroke victory over Bruce Lietzke. Daly was subsequently named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. He was also the first rookie to win a major title since Jerry Pate won the U.S. Open in 1976.

In 1992 he won the B.C. Open and the BellSouth Classic in 1994. In 1995, he unexpectedly won the British Open in a playoff with Italian Costantino Rocca at St. Andrews. Daly is the only eligible two-time major winner never selected to play in the Ryder Cup.

Daly entered the 2007 PGA Tour season without full exempt status for the first time since his 1991 PGA Championship victory, which carried a 10-year PGA Tour exemption. Another such exemption was earned with his 1995 Open Championship win. When Daly won the 2004 Buick Invitational, he earned a 2-year exemption, which expired at the end of 2006. Daly finished 193rd on the 2006 PGA Tour Official Money List, thereby losing his full exempt status for 2007.

As Daly was not among the Top 50 on the PGA Tour's All-Time Career Money List, he had to depend heavily on Sponsor Invitations (PGA Tour Exemption Category 11). Some 2007 PGA Tour events were extended such invitations. Outside of sponsor invitations, Daly could play in most 2007 regular events via Exemption Category 30.

As far as individual tournaments are concerned, Daly is exempt for life in the PGA Championship and AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, up to age 65 in the Open Championship and up through 2009 in the Buick Invitational. In order to play in the Masters, U.S. Open, a World Golf Championship or a FedEx Cup Playoff Event, Daly would have to satisfy the particular invitational requirements of such events.

Daly was invited to play in the Honda Classic in March 2007 on a sponsor's exemption, but had to withdraw after two holes. He pulled a muscle near his shoulder blade when he tried to stop his backswing after a fan snapped a picture. In December 2008, he was suspended for six months by the PGA Tour.

After his 2008 suspension, Daly was forced to compete on the European Tour. After undergoing lap-band surgery to lose 40 pounds he began playing much better golf, even managing to finish 2nd at the Italian Open. In May 2009 Daly announced that he would return to the PGA Tour, via sponsor's exemption, for the St. Jude Classic. In July, Daly told The Dan Patrick Show that he had lost 80 pounds thanks to the surgery, dropping him to 205 lbs.

However, after shooting a personal-high 88 at the Buick Open in late July, he claimed to be losing confidence in his game, and his swing coach blamed the surgery for making him lose muscle along with weight, taking power away from his swing.

John Daly Profile & Tournament Results

Dates Tournament Position Prize Money Overall Score
09/02/2012 - 12/02/2012 Dubai Desert Classic 37 $12,684.59 -5
02/02/2012 - 05/02/2012 The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters 4 $94,808.00 -9
01/12/2011 - 04/12/2011 UBS Hong Kong Open 21 $21,631.26 -2
20/10/2011 - 23/10/2011 Castello Masters $0.00 0
13/10/2011 - 16/10/2011 Portugal Masters $0.00 0
06/10/2011 - 09/10/2011 Madrid Masters $0.00 0
29/09/2011 - 02/10/2011 Dunhill Links Championship 39 $21,879.13 -9
22/09/2011 - 25/09/2011 Bank Austria Golf Open $0.00 0
18/08/2011 - 21/08/2011 Wyndham Championship 66 $10,608.00 -2
11/08/2011 - 14/08/2011 PGA Championship $0.00 0
04/08/2011 - 07/08/2011 Reno-Tahoe Open $0.00 0
28/07/2011 - 31/07/2011 The Greenbrier Classic $0.00 0
21/07/2011 - 24/07/2011 RBC Canadian Open 9 $140,400.00 0
14/07/2011 - 17/07/2011 The Open Championship $0.00 0
07/07/2011 - 10/07/2011 John Deere Classic $0.00 0
23/06/2011 - 26/06/2011 Travelers Championship 72 $11,880.00 1
09/06/2011 - 12/06/2011 Stanford St. Jude Championship 38 $21,840.00 0
02/06/2011 - 05/06/2011 Celtic Manor Wales Open $0.00 0
26/05/2011 - 29/05/2011 BMW European PGA Championship $0.00 0
19/05/2011 - 22/05/2011 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial $0.00 0
28/04/2011 - 01/05/2011 Zurich Classic of New Orleans $0.00 0
21/04/2011 - 24/04/2011 Verizon Heritage 71 $11,229.00 6
17/03/2011 - 20/03/2011 Transitions Championship $0.00 0
10/03/2011 - 13/03/2011 Puerto Rico Open $0.00 0
24/02/2011 - 27/02/2011 Mayakoba Classic at Riviera Maya $0.00 0
10/02/2011 - 13/02/2011 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am $0.00 0
03/02/2011 - 06/02/2011 The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters 63 $4,001.16 4
27/01/2011 - 30/01/2011 Buick Invitational 65 $12,006.00 3
13/01/2011 - 16/01/2011 Sony Open in Hawaii $0.00 0
18/11/2010 - 21/11/2010 UBS Hong Kong Open 56 $5,969.00 -3
21/10/2010 - 24/10/2010 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals Open 73 $8,342.00 2
14/10/2010 - 17/10/2010 Frys.com Open 70 $9,950.00 6
07/10/2010 - 10/10/2010 Dunhill Links Championship $0.00 0
30/09/2010 - 03/10/2010 Viking Classic $0.00 0
19/08/2010 - 22/08/2010 Wyndham Championship 41 $17,365.50 -11
12/08/2010 - 15/08/2010 PGA Championship $0.00 0
29/07/2010 - 01/08/2010 The Greenbrier Classic 77 $11,160.00 0
22/07/2010 - 25/07/2010 RBC Canadian Open 78 $9,384.00 0
15/07/2010 - 18/07/2010 The Open Championship 48 $21,130.86 1
08/07/2010 - 11/07/2010 Barclays Scottish Open 26 $32,666.88 2
24/06/2010 - 27/06/2010 Travelers Championship $0.00 0
10/06/2010 - 13/06/2010 Stanford St. Jude Championship 64 $11,872.00 6
27/05/2010 - 30/05/2010 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial 66 $12,896.00 -3
13/05/2010 - 16/05/2010 Valero Texas Open $0.00 0
22/04/2010 - 25/04/2010 Zurich Classic of New Orleans $0.00 0
15/04/2010 - 18/04/2010 Verizon Heritage 78 $10,545.00 0
18/03/2010 - 21/03/2010 Transitions Championship 55 $12,150.00 2
11/03/2010 - 14/03/2010 Puerto Rico Open 24 $26,483.33 -10
18/02/2010 - 21/02/2010 Mayakoba Classic at Riviera Maya 67 $7,308.00 3
11/02/2010 - 14/02/2010 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am $0.00 0
28/01/2010 - 31/01/2010 Buick Invitational $0.00 0
14/01/2010 - 17/01/2010 Sony Open in Hawaii $0.00 0
20/08/2009 - 23/08/2009 Wyndham Championship 82 $8,925.00 0
13/08/2009 - 16/08/2009 PGA Championship $0.00 0
30/07/2009 - 02/08/2009 Buick Open $0.00 0
23/07/2009 - 26/07/2009 RBC Canadian Open $0.00 0
16/07/2009 - 19/07/2009 The Open Championship 27 $47,794.00 4
09/07/2009 - 12/07/2009 Barclays Scottish Open $0.00 0
02/07/2009 - 05/07/2009 Open de France $0.00 0
25/06/2009 - 28/06/2009 BMW International Open $0.00 0
11/06/2009 - 14/06/2009 Stanford St. Jude Championship 59 $12,096.00 1
28/05/2009 - 31/05/2009 The European Open $0.00 0
21/05/2009 - 24/05/2009 BMW European PGA Championship 72 $6,742.50 8
14/05/2009 - 17/05/2009 Irish Open $0.00 0
07/05/2009 - 10/05/2009 Italian Open 2 $96,940.00 -11
30/04/2009 - 03/05/2009 Open de Espana 31 $14,709.09 -3
27/11/2008 - 30/11/2008 Sportsbet Australian Masters $0.00 0
20/11/2008 - 23/11/2008 UBS Hong Kong Open 17 $25,929.20 -9
16/10/2008 - 19/10/2008 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals Open $0.00 0
18/09/2008 - 21/09/2008 Viking Classic 40 $14,040.00 -8
11/09/2008 - 14/09/2008 Mercedes-Benz European Championship 49 $9,400.00 7
14/08/2008 - 17/08/2008 Wyndham Championship 50 $12,886.00 -6
07/08/2008 - 10/08/2008 PGA Championship 74 $0.00 0
24/07/2008 - 27/07/2008 Russian Open $0.00 0
17/07/2008 - 20/07/2008 The Open Championship 153 $0.00 0
26/06/2008 - 29/06/2008 Buick Open $0.00 0
19/06/2008 - 22/06/2008 BMW International Open $0.00 0
05/06/2008 - 08/06/2008 Stanford St. Jude Championship $0.00 0
08/05/2008 - 11/05/2008 Italian Open 23 $17,170.00 -13
01/05/2008 - 04/05/2008 Open de Espana $0.00 0
24/04/2008 - 27/04/2008 HP Byron Nelson Championship $0.00 0
03/04/2008 - 06/04/2008 Shell Houston Open $0.00 0
27/03/2008 - 30/03/2008 Zurich Classic of New Orleans $0.00 0
06/03/2008 - 09/03/2008 Transitions Championship $0.00 0
21/02/2008 - 24/02/2008 Mayakoba Classic at Riviera Maya 60 $7,630.00 4
14/02/2008 - 17/02/2008 Northern Trust Open 75 $11,656.00 8
07/02/2008 - 10/02/2008 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am $0.00 0
24/01/2008 - 27/01/2008 Buick Invitational $0.00 0
16/01/2008 - 20/01/2008 Bob Hope Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer $0.00 0
10/01/2008 - 13/01/2008 Sony Open in Hawaii 69 $9,805.00 0

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