John Patrick Daly is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour. Daly is known primarily for his driving distance off the tee (earning him the nickname “Long John”), his non-country club appearance and attitude, his exceptionally long backswing, and the inconsistency of his play (with some exceptional performances and some controversial incidents), and his personal life.
His two greatest on-course accomplishments are his “zero-to-hero” victory in the 1991 PGA Championship and his playoff victory over Costantino Rocca in the 1995 Open Championship.
In addition to his wins on U.S. soil, Daly has won accredited pro events in South Africa, Swaziland, Scotland, Germany, South Korea, Turkey, and Canada.
According to official performance statistics kept since 1980, Daly in 1997 became the first PGA Tour player to average more than 300 yards per drive over a full season.
He did so again every year from 1999 to 2008, and he was the only player to do so until 2003.
What golf clubs does John Daly play now?
- His irons weren’t the only noteworthy clubs in Daly’s bag, though. …
- 3-wood: PXG 0341 X (15 degrees) …
- Hybrids: Taylor Made SIM2 Rescue (17 and 22 degrees) …
- Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50, 54, and 60 degrees)