John Daly Biography
Quick Facts John Daly
- NameJohn Daly
- Birth NameJohn Patrick Daly
- Birth PlaceCalifornia
- ProfessionAmerican professional golfer, businessman, and singer
- Married toDale Crafton (1987-1990), Bettye Fulford (1992-1995), Paulette Dean Daly (1995-1999) and Sherrie Miller (2001-2007)
- EducationUniversity of Arkansas
- DivorceDale Crafton (1990), Bettye Fulford (1995), Paulette Dean Daly (1999) and Sherrie Miller (2007)
John Daly is an American professional golfer, businessman, and singer, born on April 28, 1966, as John Patrick Daly known for his driving distance off the tee. He is also a good businessman and owns a clothing line named “Loud Mouth”.
EARLY YEARS & CAREER
Daly was born in California but raised in Arkansas. His family along with him moved to Dardanelle, Arkansas when he was four. John has two siblings, sister, and brother, both older than him. He is a good golfer and footballer. He went to the University of Arkansas but didn’t complete his course.
John’s first professional win was in 1987 Missouri Open being the Missouri State champion. In the year 1990, he won two South African Pro Tour and Ben Hogan Utah Classic. He won 1991 PGA Championship and 1995 Open Championship which were his biggest accomplishments. He was nicknamed “Long John” because of his driving distant skills. In 1995, Open Championship he defeated Costantino Rocca. His last PGA victory was in 2004 at San Diego. He never participated in Ryder Cup.
In 1991, PGA tour he defeated Bruce Lietzke and became the first rookie to win a major title since 1976 after Jerry Pate At Baltusrol Golf Club in 1993 he became the first player to reach 630-yard hole 17. He is the winner of the 1992 B.C Open.
John was PGA Tour Comeback Player of the year in 2004. Before that, he won BellSouth Classics in 1994. He earned two-year exemption after winning 1991 PGA and 2-year exemption after winning Buick Invitational in 2004. He earned an exemption for life in AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and PGA Championship.
In 2005, he was defeated with Tiger Woods at WGC-American Express Championship and with Vijay Singh in Shell Houston Open in the same year. In 2008, PGA tour suspended him and he started to compete in European Tour.
HIS OTHER WORKS & CONTRIBUTIONS
John Patrick Daly is also known for his charity works and philanthropy. In 1991, a man was killed by lightning at Crooked Stick Golf Club. Daly helped his family with $30,000 for the college expenses for his children. The man had two daughters. He has donated to several other foundations including Boys and Girls Club of America and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
John is involved in various business including a company which designs Golf Courts. He also used to have a wine label named “John Daly Wines”. His Golf Courses designing company had helped to design Wicked Stick Golf Links in South Carolina, The Lion’s Den in Arkansas, Murder Rock Golf Club, Missouri and Blarney Golf Resort in Canada.
John also released 2 music albums in his careers and his associates were Kid Rock, Darius Rucker, Johnny Lee and Willie Nelson. His first album was released in 2002 and second in2007.
His height is 5’ 11’’ and his net worth is $20 million. He is married and divorced 4 times. His ex-wives are Dale Crafton (1987-1990), Bettye Fulford (1992-1995), Paulette Dean Daly (1995-1999) and Sherrie Miller (2001-2007).
John has trouble with his drinking and gambling habits and once he was taken into custody after being drunk but no charges were pressed against him. After this incident, he quit drinking alcohol. He also had lost millions of dollars due to his gambling habits.