John Daly talks with his girlfriend/caddie Anna Cladakis during a practice round prior to the start of the 2014 Open Championship.
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By Alan Bastable
Friday, December 05, 2014

Big John popped the big question.

She said... yes.

He is John Daly, the volatile, loveable two-time major winner. She is Anna Cladakis, Daly's girlfriend of seven years. No word yet on when the couple will tie the knot, but it will mark Daly's fifth marriage and his first since 2001 when he wedded Sherrie Miller. Daly announced the news on Twitter and Facebook.

Daly met Cladakis through his endorsement deal with Hooters, where Cladakis was a promotions director. He describes Cladakis, 46, as his "soul mate," but she has served plenty of other roles, from confidant, to business partner, to caddie.

During Masters week, the pair can often be found hawking Daly branded gear - everything from headcovers to lighters - outside the gates of Augusta National. Earlier this year, at the Travelers Championship, outside Hartford, Conn., Cladakis made her debut on her beau's bag.

"He said, 'You think you can do it?'," Cladakis said at the time. "I'm like, 'Yeah, just take out a few Diet Cokes and packs of cigarettes, and I think I got this.'"

On Thursday, Daly played in the first round of the Beko Classic, an event in Turkey endorsed by the PGAs of Europe. He shot 64, one behind leader Chris Gane.

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