John Daly is a professional golfer who is popularly known as Long John because of his distance from the tee. The American is also known for his private life, his wives, his attitude, and his appearance outside the country club. His major achievements include winning the PGA Championship in 1991 and the Open Championship in 1995.
In the history of the PGA Tour, Long John was the first player to play over 300 yards per drive on average. He only held this record until 2003 and held it until 2008. Daly is also recorded as the only British or American man not to have played in the Ryder Cup after winning two major golf championships.
Wild Thing, as he is also known, is a very successful businessman who owns various business equipment, including a golf course design company. He also writes and records his own music, of which he has already released two albums. Daly also has an endorsement of LoudMouth Golf Apparel.
Early Life and Rise to Fame
John Daly was born in Carmichael, California, on April 28, 1966, the last child of his parents. At the age of 4 the family, consisting of his parents, an older brother, and a sister, moved to Dardanelle, Arkansas.
He completed his high school education at Helias High School in Jefferson City, Missouri. He enrolled at the University of Arkansas for his college education and played golf with the university golf team at the time, but later left college.
For this guy, golfing began at the age of five and has continued until today. He first played as an amateur in the 1986 Open and by the next season in 1987, he was already a professional. In 1990 Daly won the South African Sunshine Tour Pro; he also won the Ben Hogan Utah Classic. The golfer can boast a total of 18 professional victories.
Daly struggled with both drinking and playing problems, which caused him a lot of trouble both professionally and in his love life. In his autobiography John Daly: My Life in and out of the Rough-in 2006, he revealed that gambling cost him a loss of 55 million dollars.
John Daly Spouse (Wife) and Girlfriend
John Dale is notorious for marrying and divorcing his wives. After his proposal to his fifth wife, it was said that he would soon have as many wives as his victories.
Dale Crafton was Long John’s first wife. They were married in 1987 and stayed married for only three years. The bone of contention was that John wanted to go on the PGA Tour, and Crafton decided that they should live in Blytheville, Arkansas, their hometown.
In 1992, he married Bettye Fulford. However, a few months later it was reported that he threw her against a wall in her Denver home, which led to her divorce in 1995.
His love shifted almost immediately to Paulette Dean, a 20-year-old model, and they were married the same year (1995). But they divorced in 1999.
Sherrie Miller, a 25-year-old car saleswoman, came into play when he married her on July 29, 2001. This marriage only lasted until 2007.
His fifth love affair seems to be the real one, as it lasted from 2007 to 2014 before the big question arose. Daly claimed that Anna Cladakis had brought many positive things into his life. Cladakis is an advertising director for Hooters, a mother of Charitsa, a daughter she had with her ex-lover Chris T. Sullivan. It is unclear whether the lovers entered into a marriage, but in May 2017 they were still engaged.
His Son and Daughters
Daly only has one son by his fourth wife, Sherrie Miller. John Patrick Daly II came to golf after his father’s love and also started playing at a very tender age. In December 2016, at the age of 13, Little John, as he is popularly known today, played with Long John in the Father-Son Challenge of the PNC and showed a lot of impressive skills and a high dose of bragging rights on the golf course.
In December 2017 he won the International Junior Golf Tournament. He also has several other games and victories to his credit.
Expectations are high for this high school rookie, who was the only member of his class (class 2021) to finish in the top 30 in the 36-man tournament with participants from around the world.
Daly’s first daughter Shynah Hale Daly was born on June 10, 1992, in Daly and his second wife, Bettye Fulford. Daly had his second daughter Sierra in 1995 with his third wife, Paulette Dean.
Net Worth – How Rich Is He?
His net worth is estimated at 65 million dollars, which is made up of his golf victories, his music career, his books, and his involvement in games such as John Daly’s Prostroke Golf, Xbox 360, PS3, and PC video games. In addition to his handful of sponsorship deals, he also owns a clothing line and a golf design company.
Height and Other Facts
Height: 1.8 m
Weight: 98 kg
Birth sign: Taurus
Father: Jim Daly
Mother: Lou Daly
Political affiliation: Republican