John Daly only made the cut in 5 of 15 tournaments last year, earning a mere $76,000. Yet the big guy still is more recognizable than the majority of players making the big money on the PGA Tour.
Daly, now 48, likely could use a little extra cash. Hence, his new gig.
SiriusXM announced today that two-time major championship winner John Daly has signed on to host a new show on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio (XM channel 93, Sirius channel 208).
Hit It Hard with John Daly will debut this December and run as a six-part series on the channel. Daly will take calls from listeners around the country, talk about his experiences in and out of the sport, offer his thoughts on today’s game and players, share his love of music, and more.
“One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about my career is the fans and their support. I still feed off of their energy and encouragement in every tournament I play in,” said Daly. “SiriusXM is a great new way for me to interact with those fans and talk about not only golf, but music and life in general, and I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences both on the golf course and beyond it.”
“John has had a significant impact on the world of golf, where his play and personality have appealed to established fans and drawn new ones to the sport,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “He’s lived and continues to live a very unique life on and off the course and his perspective is a terrific addition to SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio.”
Daly joined the PGA TOUR in 1991 and became an immediate star by winning his first major – the PGA Championship – in his rookie season. Remarkably, he was the ninth alternate invited to play in the tournament after Nick Price dropped out of the field. Despite arriving late in the week and not having time to play a practice round, the 25-year-old Daly shot scores of 69-67-69-71 to win by three strokes. His powerful swing and individuality have made him a huge fan favorite and his popularity stretches beyond golf to reach fans that had never before followed the sport. Daly went on to win four more times on the PGA TOUR, including his second major victory at the British Open in 1995. He continues to compete today in PGA TOUR events and internationally, and he remains instantly recognizable for his long drives and colorful outfits.
Away from his golf bag, Daly has ventured into the worlds of music and golf course design. As a singer/songwriter he has recorded two country music albums and released a new single in 2014 entitled “Hit It Hard.” His company, JD Designs, has designed golf courses across the U.S., in Canada and Ireland. Daly is also involved with several charities.