John Daly's 1991 PGA Championship driver up for sale

By Dan McDonald
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, December 04, 2017 | 3:11 p.m.

"Grip it and rip it."

The famous big-hitting style of play was made famous by John Daly at the 1991 PGA Championship when he went from unknown ninth alternate to first-time major champion and a sensation in the golfing world.

Now, the driver that was responsible for soaring golf balls around Crooked Stick Golf Club 26 years ago can be yours.

According to Green Jacket Auctions, who is running this particular auction: 

"John Daly's driver from the 1991 PGA Championship is a highly unusual 44 1/2 driver with Cobra composite kevlar head with a titanium shaft. After Daly's victory, he gave the driver to famed architect Pete Dye, who designed Crooked Stick Golf Club. This exact driver is featuring on the cover of Sports Illustrated following John Daly's historic victory. An associate for Pete Dye did use the driver for over a year after Daly's victory, so it does have some additional use. Though the shaft appears original, some tinkering with its connection to the head has slightly changed the shaft alignment. Otherwise this club is 100% original. Accompanying this driver is a letter of provenance from longtime Pete Dye associate."

How much would this holiday gift for yourself or a very special someone run you? Right now, $1,610. The auction ends Saturday at 8 pm.