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John Daly

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Total Strokes: 77 - 76 : 153
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Updated: Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 04:13 PM
  • Birthplace: Carmichael, CA
  • Residence: Dardanelle, AR
  • Age: 45
  • Turned Pro: 1987

PGA TOUR Victories

(5) 1991,PGA Championship. 1992,B.C. Open. 1994,BellSouth Classic. 1995,British Open Championship. 2004,Buick Invitational.

International Victories

(4): 1990 AECI Charity Classic [SAf], Hollard Royal Swazi Sun Classic [SAf]. 2001 BMW International Open [Eur]. 2003 Kolon Korean Open [Asia].

Other Victories

(4): 1993 Dunhill Cup [with Fred Couples and Payne Stewart]. 1999 JCPenney Classic [with Laura Davies]. 2002 Champions Challenge [with Pat Perez]. 2003 Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$56,486 (190)

PGA TOUR Best Round

66 at Round 3, Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- PGA Championship, B.C. Open, BellSouth Classic, British Open Championship, Buick Invitational.

Career Highlights

2007: Four sub-par rounds at the Buick Open earned a T16 finish, his best finish since T16 at the 2005 Michelin Championship at Las Vegas. On Sunday of Buick Open, was cheered on in the gallery by rock star Kid Rock, with whom Daly stayed that week. 2005: Lost playoffs to World No. 1 (Tiger Woods) and No. 2 (Vijay Singh)...Lost in a playoff to Singh at the Shell Houston Open in 10th start of season. Birdied final two holes of regulation to finish with a 5-under-par 67 to force playoff at 13-under-par. Hit tee shot on first playoff hole into lateral water hazard with 3-wood. Singh won the playoff with a par 4. Runner-up finish was third consecutive top-10 at Redstone GC...The 1995 British Open champion finished T15 in St. Andrews, his best finish in a major since winning in 1995 at St. Andrews...Lost in a playoff for the second time, falling to Woods on the second extra hole at the WGC-American Express Championship at Harding Park in San Francisco. One stroke back of Colin Montgomerie through two rounds (6-under 132) and one ahead of Montgomerie through 54 (9-under 201) before finishing 72 holes tied with Woods, who began the final round two strokes back. On the second playoff hole, Daly missed a 3-foot par putt to end the playoff after a Woods tap-in par. The $750,000 check pushed him past the $1-million mark ($1,707,387) for the second consecutive season and the second time in his 15-year PGA TOUR career. 2004: Rebirth of career started with first PGA TOUR victory since 1995, capped by first TOUR Championship appearance since rookie year in 1991. Most consistent season ever, with a career-best 17 made cuts in 22 starts. Won for the first time since the 1995 British Open with his playoff victory at the Buick Invitational, a span of 189 starts and 8 years, 6 months, 22 days between PGA TOUR wins. Defeated Chris Riley and Luke Donald on the first extra hole by knocking a 99-foot bunker shot to within seven inches and sinking the birdie. Won after holding third-round lead for the fourth time in five tries on TOUR. Win earned career-best $864,000 payday and made him more money than he had in any of his previous 13 years on the PGA TOUR...After winning the Buick Invitational, finished T4 at the Nissan Open, posting back-to-back top-10s in consecutive starts for the first time 2002. Added a third top-10 with a T10 at the Bay Hill Invitational...Finished runner-up to Vijay Singh at the Buick Open, moving into the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking (No. 57 to 36)...Underwent surgery on his right heel on Sept. 30 to remove bone spurs. 2003: Fell out of the top 125 from No. 112 to No. 171 with only one top-10 in 22 starts. Missed cut or was disqualified at final seven events of 2003...Averaged a career-best 314.3 yards off the tee, but failed to win ninth consecutive Driving Distance crown. Rookie Hank Kuehne averaged 321.4 yards...Won the Kolon Korean Open on the Asian PGA Tour, first victory since the 2001 BMW International Open in Germany. 2002: Slipped from 61st to 112th on TOUR money list, but won his 11th Driving Distance crown with a record mark of 306.8 yards per drive. Daly's 11th category win surpassed the mark of Calvin Peete, who won 10 Driving Accuracy titles in his career...Returned to Masters after one-year hiatus. Qualified for Augusta as No. 43 in the Official World Golf Ranking after The Honda Classic...T4 with Lee Janzen at Phoenix Open and fourth at the Buick Invitational. 2001: Had four top-10 finishes and placed 61st on the money list, his highest since 1995. Began the season ranked 507th in the Official World Golf Ranking and reached the top 50 by the end of the official PGA TOUR season...Captured European Tour's BMW International Open, his first victory since the 1995 British Open. 2000: Played in 26 events and made four straight cuts near end of the year...With rounds of 80-73-153, missed Masters cut for first time in eight appearances. 1998: Joined Mark O'Meara and Tiger Woods to represent U.S. in Dunhill Cup, where he was unbeaten in four matches. 1995: Added second major title with victory at British Open at St. Andrews. After holding 36-hole lead, fell to fourth with third-round 73. Appeared to have one-stroke victory after closing 71, but Costantino Rocca holed 70-foot putt from "Valley of Sin" short of 18th green. Daly won playoff by four strokes, thanks largely to Rocca's 7 at par-4 17th...Became youngest active player on TOUR with two major championship titles and fourth American at the time since World War II to win two majors before his 30th birthday, joining Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Johnny Miller. 1994: After serving suspension early in season, earned third TOUR victory at BellSouth Classic. Grabbed lead with second-round 64, then withstood challenges of Nolan Henke and Brian Henninger. 1992: Won B.C. Open by six strokes for second career victory. 1991: Beginning as ninth and final alternate into field at Crooked Stick, won PGA Championship. Shot opening 69 without benefit of practice round. Added rounds of 67-69-71 for three-stroke victory over Bruce Lietzke. Named PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year. 1990: Played Nationwide Tour, won Utah Classic and finished ninth on money list.

Personal

Enjoys writing lyrics and playing guitar...Recorded a largely autobiographical album entitled "My Life," featuring guest performances by Darius Rucker, Willie Nelson, Johnny Lee and Daron Norwood...Instead of flying to tournament sites, purchased large RV and drives to many events...Involved in many charitable causes, most notably Make-a-Wish Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America...Set up a college scholarship fund for the two daughters of the late Thomas Weaver of Fishers, Ind., who was struck by lightning during a first-round storm delay at the 1991 PGA Championship...Donated $25,000 to Nationwide Tour's Mark Christopher Charity Classic in 2002 and 2003.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

2-2

Other Information

Made three cuts in six starts on the PGA TOUR in 2009, with a T27 at the British Open his best finish. Made several starts internationally, with a T2 at the Italian Open his best outing, finishing six strokes behind Argentina's Daniel Vancsik. Made five cuts in 17 starts on the PGA TOUR in 2008, with best finish a T40 at the Viking Classic, and placed 232nd on the money list, the worst finish of his career. Played a considerable amount internationally, including a T17 at the Hong Kong Open on the Asian Tour in late November, where he shot a final-round 62. Claimed a pair of top-25 finishes in 24 starts on TOUR in 2007. Season-best finish of the 2006 TOUR season came with a T17 at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. In 2005, lost playoffs to World No. 1 (Tiger Woods) and No. 2 (Vijay Singh). Lost in a playoff to Singh at the Shell Houston Open. Birdied final two holes of regulation to finish with a 5-under-par 67 to force playoff at 13-under-par. Hit tee shot on first playoff hole into lateral water hazard with 3-wood. Singh won the playoff with a par 4. Lost in a playoff for the second time, falling to Woods on the second extra hole at the American Express Championship at Harding Park in San Francisco. On second playoff hole, Daly missed a 3-foot par putt to end the playoff after a Woods tap-in par. Rebirth of career in 2004 started with first PGA TOUR victory since 1995, capped by first TOUR Championship appearance since rookie year in 1991. Most consistent season ever, with a career-best 17 made cuts in 22 starts. Won for the first time since the 1995 British Open with his playoff victory at the Buick Invitational, a span of 189 starts and 8 years, 6 months, 22 days between PGA TOUR wins. Defeated Chris Riley and Luke Donald on the first extra hole by knocking a 99-foot bunker shot to within seven inches and sinking the birdie. After winning the Buick Invitational, finished T4 at the Nissan Open, posting back-to-back top-10s in consecutive starts for the first time 2002. Added a third top-10 with a T10 at the Bay Hill Invitational. Finished runner-up to Vijay Singh at the Buick Open, moving into the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking (No. 57 to 36). Underwent surgery on his right heel on Sept. 30 to remove bone spurs. In 2003, fell to No. 171 with only one top-10 in 22 starts. Averaged a career-best 314.3 yards off the tee, but failed to win ninth consecutive Driving Distance crown. Rookie Hank Kuehne averaged 321.4 yards. Won the Kolon Korean Open on the Asian PGA Tour, first victory since the 2001 BMW International Open in Germany. In 2002, slipped from 61st to 112th on TOUR money list, but won his 11th Driving Distance crown with a record mark of 306.8 yards per drive. Daly's 11th category win surpassed the mark of Calvin Peete, who won 10 Driving Accuracy titles in his career. In 2001, had four top-10 finishes and placed 61st on the money list, his highest since 1995. Began the season ranked 507th in the Official World Golf Ranking and reached the top 50 by the end of the official PGA TOUR season. Captured European Tour's BMW International Open, his first victory since the 1995 British Open. In 1998, joined Mark O'Meara and Tiger Woods to represent U.S. in Dunhill Cup, where he was unbeaten in four matches. In 1995, added second major title with victory at British Open at St. Andrews. After holding 36-hole lead, fell to fourth with third-round 73. Appeared to have one-stroke victory after closing 71, but Costantino Rocca holed 70-foot putt from "Valley of Sin" short of 18th green. Daly won playoff by four strokes, thanks largely to Rocca's 7 at par-4 17th. Became youngest active player on TOUR with two major championship titles and fourth American at the time since World War II to win two majors before his 30th birthday, joining Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Johnny Miller. After serving suspension early in 1994 season, earned third TOUR victory at BellSouth Classic. Grabbed lead with second-round 64, then withstood challenges of Nolan Henke and Brian Henninger. In 1992, won B.C. Open by six strokes for second career victory. Beginning as ninth and final alternate into field at Crooked Stick in 1991, won PGA Championship. Shot opening 69 without benefit of practice round. Added rounds of 67-69-71 for three-stroke victory over Bruce Lietzke. Named PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year. Played Nationwide Tour in 1990, winning the Utah Classic and finished ninth on money list. Enjoys writing lyrics and playing guitar. Recorded a largely autobiographical album entitled "My Life," featuring guest performances by Darius Rucker, Willie Nelson, Johnny Lee and Daron Norwood. Instead of flying to tournament sites, purchased large RV and drives to many events. Involved in many charitable causes, most notably Make-a-Wish Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Set up a college scholarship fund for the two daughters of the late Thomas Weaver of Fishers, IN, who was struck by lightning during a first-round storm delay at the 1991 PGA Championship. Donated $25,000 to Nationwide Tour's Mark Christopher Charity Classic in 2002 and 2003.

National Teams

Dunhill Cup (3), 1993, 1998, 2000; World Cup (1), 1998.