Joe  Daley

Joe Daley

Scottsdale, AZ

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Updated: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:32 PM
  • Birthplace: Chestnut Hill, PA
  • Residence: Scottsdale, AZ
  • Age: 51
  • Turned Pro: 1991

Nationwide Tour Victories

(2) 1997,NIKE Louisiana Open. 2005,Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open Presented by Cox Comm.

2012 Champions Tour Money and Position

$44,020 (66)

Champions Tour Best Round

68 at Round 2, ACE Group Classic. 68 at Round 3, ACE Group Classic.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

T6-- B.C. Open.

2011 Season Highlights

Career Highlights

Member of the PGA TOUR in 1996 and 1998 and the Nationwide Tour in 1997, 1999-2002 and 2004-07 and 2009. 2011: Had a pair of top-25 finishes in seven starts on the Champions Tour. Best week was a T16 at the Montreal Championship. 2010: Missed the cut in his only Nationwide Tour start, at the BMW Charity Pro-Am. 2009: Finished the Nationwide Tour season No. 94 on the money list. Made the cut in 11 of 26 starts and had six top-25 finishes. Did not crack the top 10 in any event. Best weeks came early, with a T23 and T13 at the HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship and the Michael Hill New Zealand Open. Shared the 36-hole lead at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational, but weekend rounds of 71-75 dropped him to a T17 finish. Ended the year No. 8 in Driving Accuracy Percentage (76.85 percent). 2008: Made 14 cuts from 27 starts, with a season-best third at the Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship, missing a playoff by one stroke. One of four players to finish below par for 72 holes at The Course at Wente Vineyards. Effort was his best showing since he won the 2005 Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open, a span of 71 starts. Payday boosted him to No. 15 on the money list, at the time. Was T9 at the Athens Regional Foundation Classic. Four rounds in the 60s at the Price Cutter Charity Championship resulted in a T8 finish. Missed both cuts at final two full-field events of the season to drop from 54th to 60th on the money list and sneak into the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch. 2007: Made the cut in 14 of 25 starts on the Nationwide Tour, with six top-25 finishes. All three top-10s came in consecutive weeks, including a T9 at the Knoxville Open, T8 at the Peek'n Peak Classic and a season-best fourth-place finish at the Legend Financial Group Classic. Completed the year No. 66 on the money list, with $92,193. Made two starts on the PGA TOUR, finishing T65 at the Sony Open in Hawaii and missing the cut at the U.S. Open. 2006: Made the cut in 19 of 28 starts on Tour, with five top-25 finishes—including a season-best T17 at the Scholarship America Showdown at Somerby. Posted the second-best nine-hole score of the season with a 7-under 29 on the back nine of the second round of the Chattanooga Classic. Finished the season No. 90 on the money list, with $59,086. Ranked fifth in Driving Accuracy Percentage (75.95). 2005: Made the cut in 14 of 20 events on Tour, with four top-10 and eight top-25 finishes. Ended the season No. 24 on the money list, with $188,073. Claimed second career title with a win at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open. Finished the tournament in a tie with Shane Bertsch at 16-under-par 268 and then defeated his good friend with a birdie-4 on the first extra hole. Collected a career-best $85,500 with the victory to move to the No. 10 spot on the money list at the time. Rounds of 68-68-64-66 led to a 22-under-par 266 total at the Chattanooga Classic, placing him in a four-man playoff with Jason Schultz, Scott Weatherly and Jerry Smith. With the latter two players eliminated, made it all the way to the sixth extra hole before falling to Schultz. Collected $33,600 for the runner-up finish. 2004: Returned to the Nationwide Tour. Made the cut in seven of 16 starts on Tour that year, with a best finish of T14 at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open, one of two top-25 finishes. 2003: Sat out the season with a neck injury. 2002: Finished No. 64 on the Nationwide Tour, with $71,792. Made the cut in 14 of 26 tournaments, with a T4 at the Permian Basin Open his top finish. 2001: Made the cut in 14 of 24 events, with three top-10s. Finished a season-best T2 at the Knoxville Open. 2000: Made 18 of 22 cuts, including his last nine. Used back-to-back 69s in the final rounds of the Hershey Open to move from T22 to T3. Monday-qualified at Shreveport Open and jumped from 20th to fourth with a final-round 65. Recorded a hole-in-one on hole No. 17 during the fourth round of the Monterey Peninsula Classic. 1999: Had three top-10s, including a season-best T4 at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Open. Wire-to-wire winner at rain-shortened 1997 Louisiana Open. Opened with a 10-under-par 62 to tie Le Triomphe CC course record and lead by two. That 62 was the low start by a winner on the Tour. Was the first wire-to-wire winner of a 54-hole Tour event since Keith Fergus at the 1994 Panama City Beach Classic. 1997: Posted three other top-10 finishes to place 11th on the Tour money list. 1996: Fired a 9-under-par 62 in the third and final round to T6 in the B.C. Open, his career-best PGA TOUR finish.


Self-taught and says his biggest thrill in golf is helping others become better players...Wife, Carol, has caddied for him at times on the Nationwide Tour. Quit job as a credit manager in 1992 at age 32 to pursue a career as a professional golfer.

Nationwide Tour Playoff Record