John Daly’s career in pictures

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1991 PGA Championship

John Daly has had one of the most remarkable -- and tumultuous -- careers in the history of golf. Here's a look back at the highlights and lowlights. He was the ninth and final alternate at the 1991 PGA Championship at Crooked Stick, and his stunning win there put him on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
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1995 British Open

Daly defeated Constantino Rocco in a playoff to win the British Open at St. Andrews in 1995. His length off the tee and surprisingly good touch on the greens powered him to the top of the leaderboard.
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1995 British Open

Daly celebrated with Paulette Dean, his wife at the time.
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Personal Style

Mistakes off the course are part of the Daly legend, and his mistakes on the course are not limited to his choice of shots. Which is worse here, the mullet or the shirt?
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1999 U.S. Open

In the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst, Daly scored an 11 on the par-4 eighth hole. "The U.S. Open is not John Daly's style of golf," he said after his final-round 83. Daly incurred a penalty on the hole after hitting his ball while it was rolling back to him on the hilly green. "I've had it with the USGA and the way they run their tournaments. The USGA loves to embarrass guys who play in their tournaments."
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2004 Buick Invitational

Daly's last win was at the 2004 Buick Invitational.
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2005 WGC-American Express Championship

At San Francisco's Harding Park in the 2005 WGC-American Express Championship, Daly missed a three-foot putt to lose in a playoff to Tiger Woods.
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Surrounded by pictures of The Beatles, John Daly played guitar at The Cavern Club in Liverpool before the British Open in 2006.
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Never one to disappoint a fan, John Daly signed an autograph in his trailer outside a Hooters during Masters week this year. He was in Augusta on a promotional trip, not as a competitor.Read more about Daly's week in Augusta
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2007 Stanford St. Jude Championship

Daly's off-the-course antics took a frightening turn when he showed up to the Stanford St. Jude Championship in 2007 with marks on his face. Daly said his wife tried to attack him with a steak knife. The couple later agreed to drop all charges.
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2008 PODS Championship

In March 2008, Daly spent a rain delay at the PODS Championship inside a Hooters tent. He emerged with Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden as his caddie. Golf instructor Butch Harmon ended his relationship with Daly after the incident, saying Daly spent more time drinking than working on his game.
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JD Shirtless

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem stressed in a players meeting in May 2008 the importance of having a professional appearance. Right about that time a TV interview surfaced that showed Daly at his Branson, Mo., golf club wearing only blue jeans -- no shirt, no shoes, no socks.
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2008 Australian Open

Fan Brad Clegg displayed his camera after it was smashed against a tree by Daly during the opening round of the 2008 Australian Open. Daly lost his temper and grabbed the camera on the 18th hole after Clegg tried to take a photo of Daly. His score for the day was 78.
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2009 St. Jude Classic

Following his six-month suspension, John Daly made his return to the PGA Tour at the 2009 St. Jude Classic in Memphis sporting a dramatically thinner waistline (a result of lap-band surgery) and a whole wardrobe full of new pants. Daly made the cut and finished tied for 64th.
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2009 British Open

Daly made his return to major championship play at the 2009 British Open at Turnberry. Daly made sure to bring along his colorful slacks as he ripped his way to a tie for 27th.
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2010 British Open

At the 2010 British Open, Daly returned to the scene of one of his greatest triumphs: St. Andrews. He opened with a 66 to put his name on the leaderboard, but shot 76-74-73 the rest of the way to finish tied for 48th.
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2011 Canadian Open

Daly showed his Canadian spirit while earning his first top-10 finish in six years at the 2011 Canadian Open. He finished tied for ninth.
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2011 Australian Open

During the first round of the 2011 Emirates Australian Open, Daly hit seven balls into a water hazard on a single hole, prompting him to walk off the course. At the 2012 PGA Championship, Daly revealed that his mother had died earlier that week, and he flew from Australia to the United States to attend her funeral.
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2012 PGA Championship

Twenty-one years after winning the 1991 PGA Championship at Crooked Stick, Daly returned to another Pete Dye course for another PGA Championship. In the first round of the 2012 PGA on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, Daly shot a four-under 68, launching him into fourth place.
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2015 PGA Championship

John Daly opened the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits with a respectable 73, but tumbled down the leaderboard in the second round. That was partially due to the 10 he made on the par-3 seventh hole, aided by three balls, and a club, in the water
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