When John Daly Made an Honest Statement on His Hall of Fame Consideration

Published 08/26/2022, 7:30 AM EDT
May 19, 2022; Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA; John Daly drives his golf cart on the tenth fairway during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

No doubt that John Daly lives his life to the fullest. The 56-year-old and 1991 PGA Championship winner was the star of the opening round at the 2022 PGA Championship. With all these achievements and more, they considered his name in the Hall of Fame. He finally spoke about what he thought. 

John Daly and his illustrious achievements


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John Daly is one of the great names of golf. Without a doubt, he has earned his name as one of the top golfers and America loves him. He has seen significant difficulties in his life, including his personal life. But he never gave up golf because he knew he was good at it.

DES MOINES, IOWA – JUNE 04: John Daly of the United States putts during the first round of the Principal Charity Classic at Wakonda Club on June 04, 2021 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

He has made many trophies as his own. He won the PGA Championship and was named as PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 1991.

In 1992, he won the B.C. Open and made the trophy his own. Even 1994 and 1995 were great years for him, sports-wise where he won BellSouth Classic and British Open, respectively.

Daly’s induction into the Hall of Fame?

Because of his achievements, Daly’s name was being considered for the Hall of Fame. Everyone from the golf world had their own take on it, but Daly never spoke up. In an interview with ‘Golf Digest’, he finally spilled the beans and made an honest statement about it.

Golf – PNC Championship – The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Florida, U.S. – December 19, 2021 John Daly of the U.S. celebrates winning the PNC Championship REUTERS/Joe Skipper

The interviewer asked, “Could you be a Hall of Famer golfer?“. He replied, “I think if you win one major, you should get in. It’s that hard to win a major. But I figure I’ve got to win some more tournaments before I’ll be considered.


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He clarified that winning one major would be parameter enough to get into the Hall of Fame. But it did not satisfy him where he stood. He wanted to win more tournaments before they considered his name for it… a true sportsperson indeed!

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From his addictions to his family to his golf career. He has achieved a lot and lost too. But still he is not out of the game. He enjoys his life to fullest and is honest about his sport. He played with all his heart and his roots to go back to the sport of golf.

What do you think? Should John Daly be indicted in the Hall of Fame? Let us know your opinion in the comments below.



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.

Edited By: Manaal Siddiqui