Weeks After Crucial Surgery, John Daly, 57, Enjoys Eventful Family Outing With Son and Daughter by Linking Up With 2x Grammy Winner

Published 07/14/2023, 4:30 AM EDT

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Over the past few months, John Daly has had to drop out of many prearranged commitments due to his health issues. A few months ago, he pulled out of an event at Scotland’s East Kilbride Club, which was slated to take place in late July. Recently, he also bailed on Paige Spiranac by being a no-show at a scheduled charity match.

Slowly but steadily, however, the ‘bad boy of golf’ appears to be recovering, as evidenced by the latest social media update from his daughter. Let’s jump in to find out more!

John Daly enjoys time with his family after undergoing a crucial procedure


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For months, the golf world was eagerly looking forward to the much-hyped “Beauty vs. The Beast” charity match. After all, the event, which was scheduled to take place on June 5 at Geneva National in Wisconsin, would see two of the most popular faces in golf, John Daly and Paige Spiranac, go up against each other! But, to fans’ disappointment, Daly didn’t show up and was replaced by the PGA Tour’s Jerry Kelly.

Taking to Twitter, Spiranac later revealed that the golfer’s absence was due to injury-related struggles. “Was told at 8 am the day of the event which started at 10:30 am he couldn’t come or even ride around because of an injury,” she wrote in her tweet. It has been over a month since that incident, and Daly now appears to be back in good spirits.


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On Monday, the golf pro’s daughter, Shy, took to Instagram to share pictures from a recent show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. In one of the photos, Daly can be seen smiling alongside country artist and 2-time Grammy winner Travis Tritt. Singer and rapper Kid Rock also performed at the event. Meanwhile, the 2-time major winner’s son, John Daly II, was also in attendance.

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Despite his antics on and off the course, the golfer has struggled with health issues for many years now. Even in the photos, Daly’s left leg was in a cast. But he appeared jovial as he enjoyed the evening’s festivities with his family and friends!

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In 2020, John Daly revealed to the golf world that he had undergone surgery for bladder cancer. Per Daly, the doctor also shared that there were huge chances of it returning. Just two years later, in 2022, the PGA Tour pro had to go under the knife again for knee replacement surgery. But, just months after the procedure, his knee problems resurfaced.


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In fact, his knee-related challenges were the reason behind his withdrawal from a pre-planned commitment at Torrance House Golf Club in East Kilbride. In an email, the event organizers shared that Daly’s unavailability for the late-July event would be due to his recovery process following a knee surgery.

However, fans have nothing to worry about. The recent photos shared by his daughter, Shy, definitely proves that the golfer will be returning to his old fun ways in little to no time!


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When do you think we will next see John Daly out and about on the greens? Tell us in the comments!



Written by:

Abantika Ghosh


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