All eyes are on Augusta this weekend, as the first major the year takes place, the Masters. There are a lot of notable players participating, but one player that would love to play in the tournament has to spend his time outside of the exclusive club. John Daly, a two-time major winner, is hanging outside his RV in the parking lot of a Hooters.
Daly hasn’t played at the Masters since he missed the cut back in 2006. His best finish was all the way back in 1993, when he finished tied for 3rd. He would like an opportunity to get back inside the gates of Augusta, but right now he is busy selling T-Shirt.
“What sells I put on the website, what doesn’t, I don’t,” businessman Daly says of the display of wares.
Daly is trying to mount another comeback on the golf course. He has spent most of his time playing overseas as of late, and plans to play in the Open Championship in July. He won his 2nd and last major there in 1995.
Daly’s game has never been a pretty one, much like his life. He has been married and divorced several times, and had his battles with alcoholism and gambling, while also battling weight issues most of his life. But with Daly being humanized more so than any other golfer, it has given him a legion of fans. He brought the grip-and-rip it style into fashion for novice golfers, and his up-and-down performances have brought him sympathy from casual fans that struggle when they play themselves.