There was nothing banal in John Daly’s life. When the two-time major winner was selected to pitch the first pitch at a St. Louis Cardinals game, it was a once in a lifetime experience.
Daly was there when the Cardinals hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers, a move borrowed from the PGA Tour Champions Ascension Charity Classic at the Norwood Hills Country Club.
As a well-known Cards fanatic, Daly was dying to get the chance to attend the ceremony, even in a number 91 jersey, in homage to his 1991 PGA Championship win at the Crooked Stick. A portion of every ticket sold for The competition was donated to the Gateway PGA REACH Foundation, which is making a positive impact on the lives of youth, the military and various communities by providing access to PGA professionals and the game of golf.
Fans who attended were treated to a daly bobble head and then watched the Arkansas product throw that pitch:
First pitch like you’ve never seen it before. ⚾️😂 @ PGA_JohnDaly playing @ Cardinals. pic.twitter.com/zW6NmtrKzH
– PGA TOUR Champions (@ChampionsTour) September 9, 2021
Daly has, of course, entertained us since Crooked Stick when he won as the ninth substitute by hitting the ball miles behind everyone else. Much like what Bryson DeChambeau is doing these days.
But Daly wasn’t a one-hit wonder, winning the British Open and three other PGA Tour titles in 2005, earning more than $ 10 million in the process. He is still better known for his affinity for gambling and drinking, as well as his clothing choices.
Daly won an interesting bet when buddy Fuzzy Zoeller Daly bet $ 150,000 that he wouldn’t make it until his 50th birthday.
In pictures: two-time major winner John Daly over the years