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John Daly

Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion John Daly

Profession: Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Known primarily for his driving distance off the tee, his non-country club appearance and attitude, and his rough-and-tumble personal life. His two greatest on course accomplishments are his "zero to hero" victory in the 1991 PGA Championship, and his playoff victory in the 1995 Open Championship.

Born: April 28, 1966
Birthplace: Carmichael, California, USA
Age: 53 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus

Events in the Life of John Daly

  • 1991-08-11 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Crooked Stick GC: John Daly wins by 3 strokes from fellow American Bruce Lietzke
  • 1995-07-23 British Open Men's Golf, St. Andrews: Controversial American John Daly wins his 2nd major title by 4 strokes in a 4-hole playoff with Costantino Rocca of Italy

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