Sunday, 7 December 2014

John Daly professional golf strangest player

John Daly Strangest Golf Player of All Time
John Patrick Daly (born April 28, 1966 in Carmichael, California) is an American Professional Golfer on the PGA (Professional Golfing Association) Tour. He turned professional in 1987 winning the Missouri open in the same year. He is considered one of the strangest players in professional golf.

John Daly remains an unconventional player.  His often flamboyant clothing with disregard for the Country Club mentality of professional golf has often led him into trouble. The PGA Tour suspended him for 6 months in 2008 which ended in 2009 May. This is not the strangest fate to fall John.

John Daly World Ranking

His world ranking’s currently at 257 in 2011 with a paltry $12,000 in prize money so far. This remains a considerably small sum for a professional golfer. His career total’s measured at $9.7 million to date. In contrast to other golfers, his career looks like it’s in need of revival for the strangest player in golf.

John Daly Successes on the Golf Course

John Daly won the British Open in 1995 at The Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland. The total prize fund for this win in Britain remains a staggeringly cool $199,375. His other big win in his golfing career was the 1991 U.S. PGA Championship. This marks John Daly as a two-time major winner no mean feat for the strangest player to grace a golf course.

His strength comes from powerfully long tee-shots currently averaging at 298.4 yards. The ability to gain distance in his golf game has often come at a price. His short game has led to many dropped points in professional golf competitions. Daly’s putting currently averages at 29.73 per round slightly higher than the PGA Tour average of 29.29.

His hectic unconventional life stlye

John Daly’s off-course life seems frantic, with alcohol, drugs, four divorces, gambling, and lawsuits creating havoc with his professional demeanor. His strangest features though are with his wife. Sherrie Daly divorced John Daly in 2010 after 9 years of marriage. In her book "Teed Off" she claims John became wilder than Tiger Woods, yet the world seems silently unmoved by these strangest antics.

John Daly's weight and his reduction surgery

Having undergone weight reduction surgery with Lap-Band surgery in 2009, John Daly’s weight dropped an incredible 115 pounds. He now weighs in at just under the 200 pound range. Lap-Band surgery involves reducing the capacity of the stomach, thereby limiting the intake of food.

Why John Daly is so loveable

He’s certainly a turbulent figure, yet never expresses malice. He has personal demons yet exists as a fantastic golf player. His style of clothing makes him an entertainer (in the strangest sense) as well as his matching attitude a delight to the majority of golf fans. Perhaps he’s so lovably because he remains so fallible. A non-conformist golfer in essence, yet John Daly remains capable of supremely gifted golf play. At 45 years of age, his comeback remains optimistic and he will undoubtedly not return to form. Instead he will be renowned for the strangest yet most promising behavior shown by professional golfers.

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