John Daly

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John Daly

John Daly

John Daly is a tenacious and fearless golfer who has been engaged in the sport for a long time. John Daly is a professional golfer from the United States who competes on the PGA Tour and the PGA European Tour.

John is without a doubt one of the best golfers in the world. His long backward swings are unmatched, and his 300-yard throw is unmatched by any other golfer.

Early Life, Family, and Education | John Daly

John Daly was born in Carmichael, California, on April 28, 1966.

Jim Daly (father) and Lou Daly (mother) are his parents.

In the same way, John grew up in Carmichael with his parents, older brother, and older sister.

His father worked as a construction worker at industrial enterprises.

His mother was a stay-at-home mom who used to look after the kids while her husband was at work.

Because John’s family was middle-class, they had an ordinary life and moved around a lot due to his father’s employment.

Furthermore, John began playing golf at the age of five.

John adored Jack Niklaus as a boy, and he began playing at the Bay Ridge Boat and Golf Club.


John Daly attended Helias High School for the second half of his grade ten studies.

He also participated in golf for that school. Similarly, John used to play football in high school.

John also won the Missouri State Amateur Championship in 1983, which was his first professional victory.

He also won the 1984 Arkansas State Amateur Championship after only a year.

The University of Arkansas granted Daly a golf scholarship after he graduated from high school.

As a result, he opted to pursue his undergraduate degree there.

He did, however, drop out of college before earning his degree.

He was more concerned with females and drinking than with his schoolwork.

He had a tumultuous connection with his trainers as well, due to his relationships and drinking habits.

What is John Daly’s age? Height, and Body Dimensions

Daly is 55 years old at the time of writing. His nationality is American, and his ethnicity is White.

John was born under the sign of Taurus, according to his horoscope.

This zodiac sign is known for being stoic, determined, and a bit of a dark horse.

Similarly, John is a tenacious and tough individual. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 110 kilograms.

He must look sharp and maintain a particular standard because he is a golfer.

He keeps his appearance clean and upholds his reputation.

He certainly exudes an atmosphere that draws everyone’s attention.

Facts of John Daly

Name John Patrick Daly
Birthplace Carmichael, California, United States
Birthdate April 28, 1966
Nationality American
Age 55 Years Old
Ethnicity White
Religion Christian
Father’s Name Jim Daly
Mother’s Name Lou Daly
Education Helias High SchoolUniversity of Arkansas
Height 5 ft. 11 inch
Siblings 2
Nickname Wild Thing, The Lion, Long John
Famous Name John Daly
Weight 110 kg
Hair Color Blond
Eye Color Blue
Famous For Driving distance off the teelong backswing

the inconsistency of play

Personal life

Profession Golfer
Appearance booking fee $30,000-50,000
Residence Dardanelle, Arkansas
PGA Tour Champions 1
Professional Debut 1987
Horoscope Taurus
Highest Ranking 23
Career Earning $159,110
Net Worth $2 million
PGA Tour Wins $10 million
Professional Wins 18
Money lost in Gambling $50 million
Sexual Orientation Straight
Achievements PGA Tour Rookie of the year (1991)PGA Tour Comeback Player of the Year (2004)
Marital Status Divorced
Wife/Spouse Sherrie Miller (2001-2007)Paulette Dean Daly (1995-1999)

Bettye Fulford (1992-1995)

Dale Crafton (1987-1990)

Kids 3
Social Media Twitter, Instagram
Merch Poster, Golf clubs, Rookie Card, Headcovers, Paperback
Last Update April 2022

John Daly | Net Worth and Income

There is no wonder that John has earned quite a good amount of money in these years.

Along with popularity and recognition as a success, he has also gained a large bank balance.

Daly has won a lot of PGA Tours and has earned from there as well.

Likewise, he also has a clothing line and music ventures.

He has a net worth of only $2 million.

Previously, he had a net worth of $65 million, but he was almost broke due to his gambling habits and divorces.

It is estimated that Daly has lost around $50-55 million in gambling.

As per reports, he has also lost $1 million in a bet with Tiger Woods.

Besides, Daly had to pay $300,000 as legal fees to a newspaper.

Similarly, John Daly once threw $55,000 out of his car window, which created a lot of news at that time.

Professional Career | John Daly

In 1987, John became a professional. In the Missouri Open, he won his first match as a professional player.

Daly was also new and inexperienced at the time, thus he generally played in minor events.

In addition, after his success in South Africa in 1987, where he challenged numerous Sunshine Tour events, John began to gain prominence.

John Daly
John Daly in a golf field. Source: ftw.usatoday

Soon after, in 1989, he began playing on the PGA Tour, where he had some success, including a T-14 finish, making the first cut in a major, and a T-69 finish at the US Open.


Similarly, in 1990, Daly won the qualification tournament for the new circuit and received full playing privileges on Ben Hogan Tour.

John also defected some veteran players who gradually strengthened his confidence.

However, in 1991 Daly won his first-ever PGA Championship.

This was a life-changing experience for Daly, which gained him a lot of media attention.

He started receiving attention and popularity.

That same year, he earned the PGA Tour Rookie of the year title, and it was the first major rookie triumph after Jerry Pate won it in 1975.

Likewise, in 1992, Daly successfully made his way to 5th position in the International, T-2 at the Kemper Open.

In the same year, 1992, he won with multiple top 10 finishes. Later, in 1993, Daly didn’t perform as expected; he did not win in PGA Tours.

Further, he was suspended by PGA Tour because of his intolerable attitude in 1994.

He walked off the course mid-round, which was very unprofessional and unethical.

In the same year, John was sent to rehab, and the 1994 Bell South Classic was his first game after coming from rehab.

Surprisingly, that match was his first match when he was sober.

Amazingly, he won the game and earned his third PGA Tour title.

Later, in 1995, he performed really well in every match and won the Open Championship, which was totally unexpected.

However, Daly was the only golfer who was not selected by Ryder Club even after two-time major wins.


Despite being an excellent golfer, John was an alcoholic with an extreme and intolerable attitude.

Because of this, the years after 1995 were really tough for him.

Even though he was sent to rehab, there were no symptoms of him improving, which deeply affected his career. Besides, he was also withdrawn from the 1997 Players Championship.

Later, in 1998 Daly recorded the highest score in PGA Tour Golf History on a single hole.

Similarly, he finished that season with top 10 finishes.

Further, in 1999 John was again in the limelight for his controversial statements, gambling, and drinking habits.

This highly affected his career and brand endorsements.


Finally, in 2001, John finds balance in his life and career and bounces back to make everything right.

John Daly wins BMW international open with a personal best score of 27 under par for 4 rounds.

Besides, this was Daly’s first European Tour victory in 6 years.

Similarly, Daly was inducted into the Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame in the year 2002.

Besides, he wins the Champions Challenges, which were neither PGA of the European Tour event.

After that, in 2003, Dally was added to Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 video game.

He made a strong comeback again in 2004.

Further, he also won the Comeback Player of the Year award.

Similarly, in 2004, he was even ranked as 4th overall on the PGA Tour.

In 2005, Dally lost 2 of the major events, which he played against Vijay Singh and Tiger Woods.


Due to his attitude and drinking habits, John was not getting many PGA Tours and European Tours.

Likewise, he was not giving his best as well. He was facing problems in his career and personal life as well.

Even though he has won several small games, he couldn’t make it to major events due to his poor performance.


John became eligible to play on the PGA Tour Champions after turning 50 on April 28, 2016.

He made his debut at the Insperity Invitational in May and finished tied for 17th.

Notably, after a year, Daly won the Insperity Invitational on the PGA Tour Champions in 2017, after shooting 14-under par for the tournament.

This was Daly’s first win in a PGA Tour-affiliated event since 2004.

Later, Daly continues to compete semi-regularly on the Champions Tour.

John Daly | Personal Life and Relationships

Daly has always been in highlight due to his relationships. His love life is not successful as his career.

However, everyone has their own ups and downs in life. Likewise, John had his own struggles and hurdles.

John’s first wife, Dale Crafton, was a hand model for Arkansas, and they met while John was playing golf at the University of Arkansas.

Likewise, Dale and John got married in 1987.

Later, they both moved to Dale’s hometown, and John found himself unhappy in that marriage.

He was still struggling to be on PGA Tour; he couldn’t give Dale much time.

So, after 2 years of marriage, they got separated from each other.

Just after 2 months of divorce, Daly met his second wife, Bettye Fulford.

His second wife was 10 years older than him and had a 13 years old son.

Further, they broke up, but later they reconciled and got married in 1992, and gave birth to Shynah Hale.

Again, after 3 years, they both filed for a divorce with each other. Besides, Fulford made various allegations against Daly.

Fulford accused Daly of third-degree. But later, she cleared charges from Daly by herself and started to live with him again. However, they finally divorced in 1995.

Later, Daly married Paulette Dean, whom he dated briefly while on a break with his second wife.

From Dean, he had another daughter Sierra Lynn.

Just like his previous marriages, this marriage was also no exception and ended up in divorce.

In 2001, Daly married a 25-year old car saleswoman Sherrie Miller from Memphis, Tennessee but got divorced in 2007.

From Sherrie Miller, John has a child named John Patrik Daly II. Currently, John Daly is single and is not dating anyone.

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Social Media Presence:

Daly’s Twitter has 618.9k followers and his Instagram has 303k followers.