John Patrick Daly, more famously known as “Long John” or simply John Daly, is an American professional golfer, entrepreneur, and musician. In his professional career, he is known for his driving distance off the tee.
John Daly's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
Facts About John Daly
|Estimate Net Worth||$2 million|
|Birthday||April 28, 1966|
John Daly's Net Worth
As of 2022, John Daly has accumulated an estimated $2 Million in his net worth. (1) A vast portion of his net worth comes from the earnings he got as a professional golfer, while the other comes from his various sponsorship deals. As an athlete, Daly earns various sponsorships from different brands, such as the Loudmouth Gold clothing line.
His net worth also increased from his wine company called, John Daly Wines. Besides that, Daly also owns J.D. Designs. The golf course design company is one of the leading golf course designers all over Ireland, Canada, Missouri, California, and Arkansas.
John Daly's Early Life
John Daly’s birth name was John Patrick Daly. He was born on April 28, 1966, in Carmichael, California. His father was Jim Daly, a construction worker for different industrial plants, while his mother was Lou Daly, a homemaker. (2) He is currently 56 years old. Their family is relatively middle class causing the family to move when he was younger.
The family had to move from California all the way to Dardanelle, Arkansas, when he was just four years old. The following year after moving, John Daly found an interest in golf. He would often play at the Bay Ridge Boat and Golf Club during the early days of his career.
At ten years old, the whole family moved again to Locust Grove, Orange County, in Virginia. In Locust Grove, Daly would play at the Lake of the Woods Golf Course, and when he was 13, they moved once more to Zachary, Louisiana.
In Zachary, Louisiana, John Patrick Daly would finish the ninth and half of his tenth grades. While in high school, Daly became a letterman in both golf and football.
John Daly's Education
After obtaining a scholarship for golf at the University of Arkansas, John Daly decided to enroll in the university from 1984 to 1987. While a student at the university, John Daly qualified for the 1986 U.S. Open.
John Daly's Wife and Family Life
John Daly has been married many times in his life. His first wife is a model from Arkansas named Dale Crafton. (3) Crafton comes from a wealthy and highly respected family in Arkansas. The pair got married in 1987, but the couple eventually called it quits in 1990. The divorce took place in the midst of his win in the PGA Championship.
Soon after his first divorce, he began dating Bettye Fulford; they wed in the first few months of 1992. A few months later, he was accused of third-degree assault when he threw her against a wall in their home. Because it was difficult to determine precisely what occurred, the claims were ultimately dropped, and Bettye decided not to press the matter. In 1995, John Daly went on to marry Paulette Dean a year or so after the separation. This marriage ended in 1999 despite lasting longer than the first two.
Before meeting Sherrie Miller, John Daly went without a significant other for two years. Everyone thought their 2001-starting marriage would last, but in 2007, everything started to fall apart. According to several reports, Sherrie came at John with a steak knife. John pressed charges and was convicted with a six-month term in jail. Shortly after separating from Sherrie Miller, he met his current partner Anna Cladakis. However, there is no information regarding their marriage, but they got engaged in 2014.
Daly has three children in total. His eldest is Shynah Hale Daly, 29 years old, whom he shared with his second wife, Bettye. Paulette Dean, his third wife, also shares a daughter with him named Sierra Lynn. Sierra was born on June 1, 1995, making her 27 years old. His youngest child is his son with his ex-wife, Sherrie Miller. His son John Patrick Daly II, also known as Little John’s custody, was given to him after the messy divorce. John Patrick Daly II was born on July 23, 2003, making him 19 years old now.
John Daly's Career
John Daly’s professional career began during the 1987 Missouri Open, where he also got his first win as a professional golfer. Two years later, John Daly joined the Ben Hogan Utah Classic, where he won. In 1991, John Daly had already won his first ever PGA Championship, which caused a wild rage amongst the golf community. The football community couldn’t believe that some underdog like Daly would be able to win the championship. By the 1992 season, he was able to disprove their hunches.
In 1993, Daly placed third during the Master’s Tournament. But in 1994, he was suspended for leaving the course in the middle of a round. Unfortunately, this caused John Daly to resort to alcohol use. He entered rehab for his alcohol abuse. In the same year, he famously made remarks that he would be one of the “cleanest” players in the PGA Tour once a random drug testing was implored. He said that the majority of PGA Tour athletes used illicit substances, mainly cocaine.
After a long battle with his alcohol abuse, John Daly was able to snag the Open Championship in 1995. Unfortunately, his battle with alcohol abuse would soon come back to him, causing him five years of poor performance in the gold course. Because of this, his successive win would come years later, in 2001.
In 2001, John Daly was able to win the BMW International Open, a win that would signify his return back into his old shape. Daly would continue his winning streak for the next two years by successfully snagging the Buick Invitational 2004 championship.
Unfortunately, Daly’s performance would return to being inconsistent for the next nine years. In 2006, Daly suffered from a gambling addiction that caused his millions to wither away. He claims that he had lost $90 Million in gambling. John had to rely upon his sponsorships and invitations to earn a living.
In 2008, his coach got fed up with his behavior and drinking problems and left him. Later that year, he made it to the headlines after being seen drunk outside a Hooter’s restaurant and his mugshot released into the media. In order to compete on the PGA Tour Champions, John Daly had to wait until 2016. It was then that he began to win again.
Gambling Losses and Legal Issues
In 2005, John Daly attempted to file a libel lawsuit against the “Florida Times-Union.” Unfortunately, a judge dismissed Daly’s complaint in 2009 because he was unable to demonstrate that the claims made by the columnist were false. This was in revenge for a writer who called John a “scoundrel.” John was therefore had to reimburse the newspaper for more than $300,000 in legal fees.
John Daly acknowledged that he had previously struggled with a gambling addiction in his autobiography published in 2006. Daly claims to have lost more than $55 million in total over the course of his life due to his addiction, which has severely depleted his riches. In reality, he lost $90 million but recovered about $35 million. His overall net losses so reach almost $55 million.
He specifically referred to one instance in which he lost $1.5 million at a Las Vegas slot machine in October 2005.
John Daly's Real Estate
John Daly owns several properties, including a golf course. A $2 million home in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, is one of his infamous homes. The home has three bathrooms and four bedrooms. It has an extensive floor area measuring around 4,000 square feet of space. The house was built in 2005 and is situated on a third of an acre of property.
As mentioned previously, John Daly owns a golf course called “Lions Den Golf Club.” It was first opened in 1969, but it was acquired by John Daly come 2005.
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