John Daly is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour. For his first significant golf success, Daly won the 1983 Missouri State Amateur Championship, and then followed up by winning the 1984 Arkansas State Amateur Championship
Daly is known primarily for his driving distance off the tee, his exceptionally long backswing, the some exceptional performances. 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. Daly has won multiple professional events across the globe. According to official performance statistics kept since 1980, in 1997, Daly became the first PGA Tour player to average more than 300 yards per drive over a full season. He did so again in every year from 1999 to 2008, and he was the only player to do so until 2003. Daly is the only man from either Europe or the United States to win two major golf championships but not be selected for the Ryder Cup, since that event began in 1927.
Daly's last PGA Tour victory came in San Diego in 2004, earning him a two-year playing exemption. Daly has been successful in multiple businesses. He is endorsed by LoudMouth Golf Apparel and owns a golf course design company. In addition, Daly has written and recorded music, and has released two albums.