Daly started to play golf at age four when his father gave him a set of cut-down clubs. He won the 1983 and '84 Missouri and Arkansas State Amateurs and the 1987 Missouri Open. . .After he turned professional in 1987, Daly competed on the South African Tour and then played on the Ben Hogan Tour in 1990. He won the Ben Hogan Utah Classic and finished ninth in earnings on the Hogan Tour, then got his PGA Tour card by finishing 14th at the 1990 Q-School...Daly had a most auspicious rookie year on the Tour, dazzling everyone with his length and winning the 1991 PGA Championship at Crooked Stick in Carmel, Ind., as the ninth alternate and without benefit of a practice round. . .Won the 1992 B.C. Open, and then after a very public struggle with alcohol, won his first tournament sober, the 1994 BellSouth Classic in Atlanta. . .Captured the 1995 British Open at St Andrews, defeating Italy's Costantino Rocca in a four-hole playoff. . .Always a crowd-pleaser, Daly is one of the longest hitters golf has ever seen, he has led the Tours driving distance category nine of the past 10 years.
2 - 1995 British Open, BMW International
1 - 1990 Utah Open
5 - 1991 PGA Championship, 1992 B.C. Open, 1994 BellSouth Classic, 1995 British Open, 2004 Buick Invitational.
1990 AECI Charity Classic and Hollard Royal Swazi Sun Classic (both In Africa)
1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 71.12 (ranked 91st); money $574,783 (ranked 17th); Won PGA Championship . . . Was voted 1991 PGA Tour rookie of the Year . . . In '91 he led the Tour in driving distance with a 288.9 average, the best average in the 12-year history of tour statistics.
1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 71.43 (ranked T112th); money$387,455 (ranked 37th); Winner, B.C. Open. Again in '92 led the Tour in driving distance with a 283.4 yard average.
1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.70 (ranked T133rd); money $225,591 (ranked 76th); best finish, 3rd, Masters. at the end of 1993 was suspended for the first part of the 1994 season.
1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 9; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.77; money $340,034 (ranked 49th); winner BellSouth Classic. After a parking lot scuffle at the World Series of Golf, Daly decided to withdraw from tournament play for the rest of 1994.
1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.60 (ranked 127th); money $321,748 (ranked 57th); winner, British Open.
1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 14 top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.68 (ranked T146th); money $173,557 (ranked 121st); best finish, T10th, Kemper Open.
1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 9; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 72.11 (ranked T169th); money $106,762 (ranked 165th); best finish, 7th, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.
1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 14; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.55 (ranked T126th); money $393,740 (ranked 77th); best finish, T4th, Nissan Open and Honda Classic.
1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 11; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 71.91 (ranked T147th); money $186,215 (ranked 158th); best finish, T14th, Phoenix Open.
2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played -71 ; in money -10; top-10 finishes - 0; money $115,460 (ranked 188th); best finish T16th at the Honda Classic
Scoring - 72.91 / (193rd); driving distance - 301.4 / (1st); driving accuracy -57.5% / (190th); GIR - 62.1% / (175th); putting - 1.800 / (161st); birdie average - 3.49 per rd / (94th) / total birdies - 248; sand saves - 56.8% / (58th); scrambling -52.2% / (192nd); all-around rank - 991 / (146th)
at the end of the Year he also joined the European tour were he won the BMW International. In 2001 played four times on the European tour earning ?726,831.
2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; rounds played -82 ; in money -16; top-10 finishes - 4; money $828,914 (ranked 61st); best finish 4th at the Bell Canadian Open
Scoring - 70.74 / (60th); driving distance - 306.7 / (1st); driving accuracy -60.7% / (188th); GIR - 67.3% / (70); putting - 1.752 / (42nd); birdie average - 4.07 per rd / (14th) / total birdies - 334; sand saves - 46.9% / (144th); scrambling - 56.3% / (165th); all-around rank - 538 / (40th).
Won his 11th driving Distance crown with a record mark of 306.8 average.
2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; rounds played -61 ; in money -12; top-10 finishes - 2; money $593,595 (ranked 112th); best finish 4th at the Phoenix Open and Buick Invitational
Scoring - 71.86 / (164th); driving distance - 306.8 / (1st); driving accuracy -58.3% / (195th); GIR - 60.4% / (195th); putting - 1.747 / (31st); birdie average - 3.70 per rd / (74th) / total birdies - 226; sand saves - 44.0% / (168th); all-around rank - 829 / (109th).
2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; Rounds Played - 56; in money - 7; top -10 Finishes - 1; money $220,647 Rank (171st); Best finish: T-7th at the Shell Houston Open
Scoring - 72.39 / (178th); Driving Distance - 314.3 / (2nd); Driving Accuracy - 49.7% / (188th); GIR - 63.8% / (132nd); Putting - 1.785 / (119th); Birdie Average - 3.54 per rd / (113th) / Total Birdies - 198; Sand Saves - 54.6% / (35th); All-Around Rank - 781 / (107th).