Yao Ming makes John Daly look tiny

John Daly and Yao Ming
John Daly via Twitter
John Daly might have to change his "Big John" nickname after meeting up with Yao Ming in China.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, October 27, 2014 | 10:46 p.m.
John Daly spent the last week over in China playing in the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am and – perhaps more importantly – minging with the celebrities. If you follow him on social media, you saw him post photos with stars like Jessica Alba and Kenny G.
 
Daly posted his most memorable image of the week Monday night, though. As you can see, it shows him standing next to a building on the driving range at Mission Hills. Oh wait, that's no building – it's former NBA standout Yao Ming.
 
"I look like a Mini Me?" Big John asked on Twitter, and the answer to that question is a big fat yes.
 
 
Yao, as NBA fans might remember, stands a cool 7-foot-6. Daly, according to the PGA Tour, checks in at 5-foot 11. That makes Yao 19 inches taller than Daly and, in this photo, he looks every bit of it.
 
"thisguyisbig," Daly added to his tweet, and "andi'mnosmallguy." 
 
No kidding, John. No kidding.
 
Yao, by the way, took up golf a few years ago. Being 7-foot-6 makes getting down to the ball a little tougher, as we can see in this video of Yao from 2012. But he's stuck with the game and, considering how popular he remains, his enthusiasm no doubt is a big boost for golf in China.