It shouldn’t exactly come as a surprise that John Daly II has a flair for the dramatic.
But the 14-year-old, who often goes by “Little John,” has some serious game — which he put on display during last weekend’s IJGA Invitational at Harbour Town. The high school freshman shot 79-73 during a chilly weekend to get into a five-man playoff for the title. When he set himself up with a birdie putt to win, he took full advantage.
Daly triumphed over a field of 36 players from more than a dozen countries, and no other player from Daly’s year (high school class of 2021) finished inside the top 30.
5-Way playoff + Birdie putt to win on the line=Clutch gene activated
Congrats to John Daly II on his big victory at Harbour Town! pic.twitter.com/xUDDxVQUJD
— Int’l Jr. Golf Tour (@IJGT) December 11, 2017
The youngster is tough, too: notice the short sleeves and (loud) shorts compared to his playing partners, who look dressed for winter. The performance was more than enough to make his father proud.
— John Daly (@PGA_JohnDaly) December 11, 2017