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Is John Daly Playing in the 2022 PGA Championship?

Published 05/16/2022, 6:30 PM EDT

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The 2022 PGA Championship starts at the beautiful and challenging Southern Hills Country Club in just a few days. Furthermore, the field for the major championship event includes some of the biggest names in the sport. But is the past champion and the famous American professional, John Daly, teeing it up at the event?

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The two-time major championship winner has a lifetime exemption from playing at the PGA Championship due to his win at the 1991 PGA Championship in Crooked Stick Golf Club. As a result, the 56-year-old has a lot of fond memories associated with the particular major championship event and enjoys playing at the major. But is the five-time PGA Tour winner teeing it up at this week’s PGA Championship at the demanding Southern Hills Country Club?

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Daly was playing last year when Phil Mickelson won the event at the Ocean Course. However, Long John did not play well in 2020 and missed the cut. He ended the event with an overall score of 27-over-par and missed the cut by a whopping 22 strokes.


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According to the major championship field list on May 13, Daly is still a part of the field, and until now, the Tour veteran has not announced that he is not playing at Southern Hills Country Club. But his disqualification from a major championship event on the PGA Tour of Champions might change his mind about teeing it up on Thursday. He was disqualified from the Regions Tradition as he strangely did not sign his scorecard.

Apart from this, Long John has made the cut only three times at the PGA Championship since 1998, and his best finish came in 2012 when he finished in tied 12th position on the leaderboard. Moreover, only time will tell whether Daly chooses to tee it up at the 2022 PGA Championship or not. Will he play on Thursday?


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John Daly at the 1991 PGA Championship

The famous American won his maiden major championship event in 1991. He emphatically won the PGA Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club. Moreover, John ended the event with an overall score of 12-under-par.and won the major championship event with a three-shot advantage after the final round on Sunday.

Daly shot a final round of one-under-par, 71 to finish atop the top of the leaderboard. Furthermore, he also won a prize money share worth $230,000. Bruce Lietzke finished as the runner-up that year, finishing with an overall score of nine-under-par.


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Bazif Qadri


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Bazif Qadri is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing BSC Economics Hons, Bazif is a golf enthusiast. Not only a fan, but he is also an avid golfer himself.
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