John Daly has been somewhat of an American treasure for a long time now, but the former Arkansas golfer took it to another level on Sunday.
Daly, 51, hit a hole-in-one during the final round of the Champions Tour’s Chubb Classic, and did so while wearing a unique pair of American flag pants.
See for yourself:
— PGA TOUR Champions (@ChampionsTour) February 18, 2018
Useful shot, John! The celebration was muted but the shot was pure.
This hole-in-one on 16 was actually his second eagle of the round, the other being the par-5 13th hole. Daly also birdied 17. But bogeys on 11, 14 and 18 cost him a chance to break into the top 5 of the leaderboard.
Daly finished the tournament at 13 under par, good for eighth place. Joe Durant won with a score of 19 under par.
Daly turned professional in 1987 after a collegiate career at Arkansas. His personal battles have been well-documented, but it’s good to see him having success on the golf course again. He finished just 2 strokes away from a tie for second place.
Daly won his first Champions Tour tournament last May, winning the Insperity Invitational at The Woodlands, Texas, which was his first tour victory of any kind since the 2004 Buick Invitational.
His son, John Daly II, is also a golfer and is coming off an impressive win on the junior circuit. It’s also been a little under a year since the younger Daly got his first ace.
— John Daly (@PGA_JohnDaly) June 20, 2017
Like father, like son. Perhaps the elder Daly can pass on a few fashion tips as well.