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John Daly Sends a 7-Word Message to His Son After Unfortunate Result at the PNC Championship

Published 12/19/2022, 10:00 AM EST

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A father’s love cannot be measured in words, but yes, it does contain the essence of the same feeling. We saw the same in the recent interaction between John Daly and his son John Daly II. The Daly duo again paired together to play at the 2022 PNC Championship. They finished second and took home significant earnings.

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However, winning the runner-up prize money was not as crucial as playing together. And it wasn’t just exceptional for Daly, but for his son too. The latest Instagram post is the perfect evidence of it. Let’s find out the fatherly love in mere seven words.


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Heart-warming message from John Daly to his son

Jr. Daly was thankful for this victory and expressed his feelings with an Instagram post. He appreciated how the Claret Jug winner showcased incredible golf skills, even with knee issues. He expressed happiness, “Great way to close out the year with family and friends. Gave it a good run, but still, a solid 2nd place finish with pops, and I could not be more proud of the way you played basically on one leg.”

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The very first comment on the post was of his father and PGA pro-Daly. In mere seven words, he expressed his love and gratitude. His words were simple; he created memories with his son, which will stay forever. Replying to his son, he wrote, “Love you, son! Moments I’ll never forget.”


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The Daly duo, defending champions of the PNC Championship, finished second this year. They carded a 15-under 57 in the closing round, scrambling the format. However, they scored a record of 27 under en route to winning for the first time in six starts. Daly, along with his son, earned $200,000. It was the PGA Championship winner’s biggest paycheck. The last big check was on PGA TOUR Champions in the 2017 Insperity Invitational.


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Why was Daly playing with one leg?

PNC Championship this year was not only about families playing together in Orlando, but it was also about injuries. Ankle, foot, and knee were the most prominent injuries we heard about during the event. And one of them belongs to John Daly. Along with Tiger Woods‘ injury, Daly was also lagging in his game. However, he was still better than many. 

The major championship winner explained his absence in the coming days, saying, “I’m getting my knee replacement done Wednesday, full knee replacement. So I’ll be out for a while.” Daly put aside the fact of knee replacement due to osteoarthritis and focused on playing with his son. However, he used a cart to move around the golf course.


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Written by:

Saumya Yashawant


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A Commerce graduate who turned her passion into her profession, Saumya is a Golf writer at Essentially Sports. Having developed the love for the sport at a very young age, she watched Tiger Woods and caught inspiration from his legacy early on. Apart from Woods, she shares great admiration for her country's players like Vishwanathan Anand and Neeraj Chopra.
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Varunkumaar Chelladurai