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Who is John Daly II and how old is he after signing NIL deal?

Joshua Rogers April 19, 2022
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The son of John Daly is a supremely talented golf junior, but how old is John Daly II? Here’s what we know about the youngster and his career so far.

John Daly II is a freshman at Arkansas who competes for the Razorbacks of the University of Arkansas. On Tuesday, 19 April 2022, he officially signed a name, image and likeness (NIL) deal with Hooters. As per the Golf Channel, his dad will also serve as a social media influencer and spokesman for the restaurant chain while wearing Hooters-branded apparel and using an orange, Hooters-themed golf bag during tournaments.

How old is John Daly II?

John Daly II is the son of John Daly and Sherrie Miller. Daly Sr is a two-time major champion, winning the 1991 PGA Championship and 1995 Open Championship. The Dalys have played in six PNC Father/Son Challenges, finishing runner-up in 2018, fifth in 2019 and eighth in 2020 before winning last year’s event.

People want to know old John Daly II is after the latest endorsement deal. He is 18 years old and was born on 23 July 2003.

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More on John Daly II’s rising golf career

John Daly II is a freshman on the University of Arkansas golf team, which is where his dad went to college. During the PNC Championship this year he was rocking a Razorbacks golf shirt and hat as he proudly represented his college.

John Daly II has been immersed in golf from a young age. By the age of six he was already showing a passion for the sport. At the age of ten he was playing in tournaments as well as traveling with his dad to prestigious events around the world.

In 2015, Daly II enrolled at Montverde Prep School and at Bishops Gate, a junior golf academy near Orlando. Since the 2016-17 golf season, the youngster has won ten times on the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT). He has also won the 2019 IJGT Florida Junior at Falcon’s Fire and posted runner-up finishes at the 2019 Island Classic at Bear Creek and the 2020 Presidents Day Classic.

Prior to him starting at the University of Arkansas, Daly II was named a 2021 second team Rolex Junior All-American as he was in 2020. Up to August 2021, he was ranked 29th on the Rolex American Junior Golf Association ranking and the third-ranked junior in the state of Florida.

As one senior golf coach told Bleacher Report: “He’s so talented, it’s stupid.” Expect to see a lot more of John Daly II in the coming years.

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Father and son finally win PNC Championship

In December 2021, John Daly and his son won the PNC Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in what was their sixth appearance in the tournament.

The father and son hit a total of 27-under 117 over the 36 holes, including 13 birdies and an eagle on the final day as they hit a 15-under 57. They were pushed all the way on Sunday by Tiger Woods and his son Charlie Woods, who set a tournament record with 11 straight birdies.

“Every year we try to win but this was the year we just enjoyed it,” John II said after winning the tournament. “I guess that’s what happens when you win.”

Dad John Daly said: “(John II has got) a swing that’s so perfect. (He saved) my you-know-what from putting yesterday and he played phenomenal. I helped him with a few shots here and there.”

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.