Daly Makes his Champions Tour Debut @PGA_JohnDaly
Driving through The Woodlands, Texas over the weekend I saw a billboard picturing John Daly in his signature follow through. The sign read “Long John” and advertised the Insperity Invitational played at The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course.
With Daly playing I have to go, it’s only a two hour drive from my house, and I started playing golf only a year before JD won his first major.
I’ve watch Daly’s ups and downs, as I too had my own, over the years cheering and sometimes jeering but always a fan of the “Lion.” John Daly and I where both born in 1966, we both had mullets in the early 1990s, and we both seem to get into a lot less trouble now a days then we did back when. I look forward to watching John Daly move into the next chapter in the pro golfer life, without having to deal with the “Exes with Rolexes” and win a few tournaments on the Champions Tour.
The two-time major championship winner turns 50 on April 28, and will make his PGA TOUR Champions Tour debut at the Insperity Invitational in The Woodlands, Texas on the week of May 2-8, 2016. In addition to Insperity, Daly has committed to the Regions Tradition, the Principal Charity Classic, and the inaugural American Family Insurance Championship in June. TheGolfBallGuy will be watch Mr. Daly’s PGA TOUR Champions career just like always.
Loudmouth Golf and John Daly a Match Made in…
John Daly in the Loudmouth Golf Atom Smasher pants.
Friday, May 6 at the Insperity Invitational
“Wear Loudmouth apparel to the course on Friday to welcome John Daly to the PGA TOUR Champions. Be spotted by the Social Squad for the opportunity to attend a Meet & Greet with John following play.”
And yes I have bought myself a pair of the new Loudmouth Golf Atom Smasher shorts to wear on Friday, wish me luck.
Press Release via Loudmouth Golf
Foster City, CA (April 12, 2016) – Loudmouth Golf, the worldwide leader in bold and bright golf and sports fan apparel, has signed on to sponsor its first professional tournament, the Insperity Invitational presented by UnitedHealthcare, at The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course in The Woodlands, Texas on May 2-8, 2016. The event will mark two-time major winner, and Loudmouth sponsored golfer, John Daly’s debut event on the PGA TOUR Champions.
Loudmouth Golf and the Insperity Invitational will be celebrating the debut with a number of initiatives. First, they will celebrate “Loudmouth Day” on Friday, May 6th where attendees will be encouraged to wear their Loudmouth Golf apparel along with staff and volunteers at the event.
Additionally, the first 1,000 attendees through the main gate on Friday, May 6th will receive a special John Daly bobblehead wearing new spring 2016 Loudmouth pattern, “Atom Smasher” courtesy of the Insperity Invitational presented by UnitedHealthcare and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. (Offer good while supply lasts). Loudmouth apparel will also be available for purchase at the Insperity Fan Experience.
“We are John Daly’s biggest fans and are thrilled to cheer him on in his inaugural PGA TOUR Champions event,” says Loudmouth Golf President and CEO, Dennis Green. “John has been the face of Loudmouth Golf for many years and has done an excellent job at showcasing our clothing to the golf world. We are proud to sponsor him and look forward to more exciting things to come in 2016.”
Loudmouth Golf has been an apparel sponsor for Daly since 2009, and has been outfitting the star in his famously colorful and notoriously wild patterned golf pants ever since.
For more information visit: www.loudmouthgolf.com.
“Q&A with John Daly”
PGATOUR.COM How long have you been looking at playing on PGA TOUR Champions?
DALY: “I really started looking hard at it last year. And now I’m going to play as many events as I can. I want to see all the golf courses that we’re playing. It’s going to be a full-time schedule for me for most of this year. I’m still going to play the PGA Championship and the British. I’m still competitive and I still like going to Europe. They love having me and I love being there. The PGA TOUR Champions is going to give me that competitive edge that will help me keep on playing and have a schedule to know when I’m in and when I’m not in.”
PGATOUR.COM: How’s your game?
DALY: “It’s not good. I’m working on everything. My driving is really, really good. It’s just that my putting really isn’t where I want it to be. My wedges aren’t really dialed in right now. This has been a crazy seven years. Just not being able to play as much as I want to, not being able to get into many tournaments. You’re just kind of sitting back and feeling like I’m semi-retired. So I’m going to have really work my butt off to get it back. I’m going to go back for two weeks to Arkansas and I have my course there and I’ll work on it there and hopefully come out strong. It’s going to probably take me four, five or six events to get it going. Not playing tournament golf, no matter how much you practice, it’s just a different league when you get out there competitively. But I love The Woodlands. I had some great success there and hopefully I can feed off of that.”
Love him or not, Daly has had a “Hall of Fame” career.
John Daly in the majors:
Masters Tournament T3: 1993
U.S. Open T27: 1996
The Open Championship Won: 1995
PGA Championship Won: 1991
John Daly has 20 worldwide wins to his name.
PGA Tour 5
European Tour 3
Asian Tour 1
Sunshine Tour 2
Web.com Tour 1
PGA Tour Rookie of the Year 1991
PGA Tour Comeback Player of the Year 2004
“Golfer John Daly turned pro in 1987, and he earned his first pro victory soon after at the 1987 Missouri Open. He joined the PGA TOUR in 1991, and won the PGA Championship that same year.”
The 2016 Insperity Invitational