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John Daly |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (47) / 4/28/1966
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 185
College: University of Arkansas

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John Daly received a sponsor exemption into the RBC Heritage.
A bomber off the tee that hits half his fairways on a good day. Not the ideal recipe for success at Harbour Town Golf Links, which traditionally requires precision off the tee. Nonetheless, John Daly is out there as a fan favorite, and will have a good time whether he makes the cut or not. Apr 16 - 12:14 PM

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John Daly went ahead and signed for a 19-over-par 43-47=90 following his second round of the Valspar Championship.

This was vintage. JD went 0-for-8 in birdie opportunities and squared five bogeys, three doubles and a 12 at the par-4 16th hole where he rinsed three tee balls. He posted 22-over 164. Today's score is Daly's highest on the PGA TOUR. It eclipses the 89 that he carded in the second round of the 2008 Open Championship. The 90 is the highest aggregate on the circuit since Zack Miller's 92 in the second round at Mayakoba in 2012. When Daly penciled in an 18 on the par-5 sixth hole in the final round at Bay Hill in 1998, he still managed an 85 and beat two others that also completed 72 holes. That won't be the case today as no one was within 11 swings of him when he walked off Copperhead.
Mar 14 - 12:48 PM

John Daly received a sponsor exemption into the Valspar Championship.

Though the fan favorite holds only Past Champion status, he has made his way into four event in 2013-14. Daly has made half of his cuts, including a T49 in Puerto Rico last week. He's teed it up eight times on the Copperhead Course, owning just as many withdrawals as paychecks, with two apiece. A T51 in 2012 stands as his best effort.
Mar 11 - 8:54 PM

John Daly concluded the Sony Open in Hawaii with an even-par 37-33=70 to post 7-under 273, good for a share of 32nd place worth $30,986.67 and 36.50 FedExCup points.

Given that he irritated his right elbow during a wild 73 in the second round -- he had surgery on the joint last July -- and then chased it with a 64 on Saturday, the result is as good as expected for the polarizing pro. It's his best finish on the PGA TOUR since the 2012 PGA Championship. The only problem is that he needed no worse than a solo second to retain status. (The same finish was required for conditional status as only FedExCup points were applicable.) Instead, he fell short of meeting the terms of his Non-exempt Medical Extension by $520,953. Daly was 223.50 FedExCup points below the minimum required for conditional status. He'll head to the Humana Challenge on a sponsor exemption but does so with a demotion in status as he'll play out of the Past Champion category for the remainder of the season.
Jan 12 - 11:51 PM

John Daly joined Will Wilcox with the lowest round of the day in the third round of the Sony Open, spinning a 6-under-par 32-32=64.

Hopefully the serious gamers in the audience didn't go up against a sentimental Daly fan in the Yahoo! format, or they would have been chewed up by a 20-point buzz saw. Beginning his afternoon on the back nine, JD circled three birdies without a bogey before making the turn. The front nine saw him add four birdies to just one bogey. After opening with a 66 and following that up with a 73, there's no telling what the final round has in store. He leads the field in putting average, with a 1.571 clip, and ranks first in strokes gained, picking up 2.105 on the field for the week. Lest we forget, his game isn't just about bombing it off the tee. He enters the finale tied for 18th at 7-under 203.
Jan 11 - 8:01 PM

John Daly lit up Waialae Country Club for a 4-under-par 34-32=66 in his opening round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Perhaps he's inspired by the fact that he loses his shred of status on the PGA TOUR (via a medical extension) if he doesn't finish worse than solo second. Whatever the case, this was vintage JD. He even split nine (of 14) fairways en route to 15 greens in regulation. Among his quintet of birdies were conversions of 10'7" and 15'3" at hole 8 and 15, respectively. He last went as low as 66 in the second round of the Byron Nelson last May, but Daly hadn't carded an aggregate this deep in a first round on the PGA TOUR since the 2010 Shriners.
Jan 9 - 6:02 PM

Unless he withdraws prior to his opening round of this week's Sony Open in Hawaii, John Daly will be making the final start on his Non-exempt Medical Extension.

In fact, he was given only one start to bank $551,940 or 351 FedExCup points and earn a promotion to the Major Medical category for the remainder of the season. Daly had conditional status in 2013 and underwent surgery on his right elbow in July. He needs no worse than a solo second worth $604,800 to meet the terms. (A solo second awards 300 FedExCup points, so the shorter route to the promotion is via earnings.) A three-way T2 ($418,133.33) or solo third ($380,800) would secure conditional status again. Short of the secondary goal, he'll tumble into the Past Champion category. He's 8-for-10 at Waialae but has yet to crack a top 25. He played 20 times worldwide in 2013 and failed to log a top 40.
Jan 9 - 1:55 AM

John Daly enjoyed a bogey-free, 4-under-par 35-33=68 for his opening round of the BMW Masters.

His commitment to this tournament in Shanghai, China slipped under our noses. Daly has been sidelined since early July after having surgery on his right elbow. He had conditional status in 2013, so he was given a Non-exempt Medical Extension for 2013-14 affording him one start to earn $551,940 or 351 FedExCup points and a promotion to the Major Medical category. When he'll burn that start remains unknown, but don't rule anything out after today's performance at Lake Malaren. He circled two of his four birdies on par 5s and signed his card with the early clubhouse lead.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 01:33:00 AM

John Daly pulled out of The Greenbrier Classic three holes into his second round with an injury to his right elbow, and has tweeted that he will have surgery that will put him on the shelf for three to four months.

After opening his week with a 5-over-par 75, he was already 2-over through three holes in round two at The Old White TPC before calling it quits. After his departure from The Old White TPC, he tweeted "Surgery on elbow next week out for 3-4 months #canthandlepainanymore." Looks like this means JD will miss out on his annual trip to The Open Championship as well as the PGA Championship. UPDATE: He's added in recent tweets that the tendon has torn and he's scheduled Tommy John surgery for the morning of Thursday, July 11.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 01:31:00 PM

John Daly withdrew from the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial during his second round.

Daly found the left rough off the tee on the par-4 14th hole before play was suspended on Friday evening. Unless he was injured, it's an interesting decision given he could have made a run at the cut line (1-under-par). He was 1-over-par through 13 holes and 3-over for the tournament when he called it quits.
Sat, May 25, 2013 09:22:00 AM

John Daly makes his ninth appearance on the PGA TOUR in 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Daly has made the cut just three times, with a T50 in Puerto Rico the highlight. His best finish in eight previous trips to colonial CC was a T41 last year, so there's little reason to expect greatness. At 192nd in strokes gained-putting, maybe he should consider switching to an anchored putter while there's still a little time.
Wed, May 22, 2013 09:10:00 PM

John Daly makes his seventh start of the PGA TOUR season at the RBC Heritage this week.

Because this is an invitational, there is a grandfathered provision that Daly is allowed entry into the tournament dating back to his PGA Championship at Crooked Stick way back in 1991. Others qualifying under a similar criteria that also extends to U.S. Open winners are Ernie Els and Vijay Singh. Daly has made two (of six) cuts this season with a T50 in Puerto Rico the best. That week, he turned in 70 or better in all four of his rounds.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 09:39:00 PM

John Daly is set to tackle Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead Course in the Tampa Bay Championship.

Daly's form is about as good as you will find these days, having played four rounds under par in Puerto Rico last week and sharing 50th. He's teed it up in Tampa seven times, with two withdrawals, three missed cuts and two finishes outside the top 50. Even with his week in Puerto Rico, that's not a great formula for confidence this week.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 09:57:00 PM

John Daly's 2013 PGA TOUR season will continue at the Farmers Insurance Open.

A conditionally exempt PGA TOUR member via his past wins, the bomber will make his second start of the year after finishing 74th at the Sony Open. That week started well, but a third-round 79 erased any momentum he captured in the first two rounds. In 15 previous stops at Torrey Pines, he's made one more cut than he missed including one of his five TOUR wins.
Mon, Jan 21, 2013 09:31:00 PM

John Daly suffered through a 15-over-par 44-42=86 in the third round of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to fall out of the top 10 and land in last at 5-over 218.

Daly has put together a solid season in his limited opportunities in 2012, so this debacle actually comes as a surprise. In his trek around TPC Summerlin, he swallowed a quadruple bogey, a triple bogey, two double bogeys, six bogeys and settled for six pars, while circling two birdies. He landed eight GIR and needed 34 putts to a 2.125 average, giving back 4.807 strokes to the field with the flat stick. He looks to try and right the ship in Sunday's finale in an effort to build momentum for future events rather than have the stench of an 86 linger.
Sat, Oct 6, 2012 09:52:00 PM