April 28, 1966
John Daly was born the youngest of three children in Carmichael, California. Daly’s family moved to Dardanelle (Yell County) when he was five because his father took a job at Nuclear One in Russellville (Pope County). Daly began playing golf soon after and became a professional golfer on the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) Tour in 1990, having stunned the golf world by winning the PGA Championship as a rookie. He bought a golf course in his hometown of Dardanelle and became a member of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.