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Just Hours After Taking Home $160,000, Disappointing John Daly Incident With a Ton of Money at Stake, Forces Veteran Golfer to Save Paige Spiranac

Published 06/06/2023, 10:22 AM EDT

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A disappointing incident involving John Daly unfolded just hours after he claimed a substantial prize of $160,000. The incident, which involved a significant amount of money at stake, forcing the veteran golfer to withdraw from a charity match against Paige Spiranac.

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However, the unexpected setback led to an incredible display of generosity and skill as a veteran golfer stepped in to save the day. Spiranac expressed her profound appreciation for Kelly’s performance and the substantial funds raised for charity, making it a remarkable and unforgettable day.

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In a surprising twist, social media influencer Paige Spiranac, found herself without an opponent as John Daly withdrew from the Beauty vs. The Beast celebrity charity match due to health issues. However, Madison’s very own Jerry Kelly came to the rescue, leaving Spiranac incredibly grateful for his presence and performance at the event.

Spiranac took to her Instagram story to express her gratitude, thanking the thousands of people who attended the event and giving a special shoutout to Jerry Kelly for his incredible performance. She also highlighted the tremendous amount of money raised and described the day as truly remarkable. She said, “Thank you to the thousands of people who attended the event today! And thank you to Jerry Kelly for putting on a show! So much money raised. Such a great day!”


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With thousands of attendees and the goal of raising funds for veteran charities, the organizers faced a dilemma when Daly pulled out. Thankfully, Jerry Kelly, fresh off a strong tournament finish, readily accepted the opportunity to fill Daly’s shoes. Not only did he bring his exceptional golf skills, but also his infectious personality and charisma.

Kelly’s performance on the course was nothing short of awe-inspiring. Showcasing precision and accuracy, he made an astonishing ten birdies and two eagles. Unofficially achieving a remarkable 13-under 59 on the par-72 Player Course. While the round was not officially recognized due to some unconventional moments. It was undeniably a display of talent and sheer enjoyment.

Paige Spiranac’s gratitude and a successful charity event

Expressing her admiration for Kelly’s stellar performance, Spiranac took to social media to extend her gratitude. In a tweet, she declared, “Jerry made 10 birdies and 2 eagles today. It was the greatest round of golf I’ve ever witnessed. We raised a ton of money for charity, and I’m not too mad with the 66 I shot.” Her appreciation for Kelly’s extraordinary golfing skills was evident, highlighting the impact he had on the event.


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Throughout the exhibition at Geneva National, Spiranac continued to captivate the crowd with her impressive golf game. Known for her powerful drives, she wowed spectators as she consistently launched shots over 260 yards. Although she didn’t match Kelly’s remarkable round, her 6-under 66 showcased her talent and contributed to the overall success of the charity event.


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The event wasn’t just about golf; it was about making a difference. Fans eagerly purchased tickets at various price points, demonstrating their support for the designated charities. Spiranac’s presence drew immense attention, with hundreds of people queuing up for a chance to have their photo taken with her during the VIP reception.



Sakshi Ghadoliya

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Sakshi is a golf author at EssentiallySports. Writing and golf are her two biggest passions, and making a career out of the two combined is a dream come true. Tiger Woods has been her gateway into the sport right from her childhood.

Edited By: Manaal Siddiqui