Remembering John Daly’s Win at Crooked Stick

The BMW Championship this week marks another event in the FedExCup Playoffs, but the tournament taking place at Crooked Stick in Carmel, Ind., brings back other memories, too. The course was the site where John Daly won the 1991 PGA Championship. Many will remember that Daly was also an alternate that week, but the story is even more interesting than that.

Daly slipped into the field last minute due to a slew of withdrawals, and he had also missed 11 cuts in his 23 starts as a professional golfer. To say he was an afterthought would be putting it lightly. He went on to storm through the field at Crooked Stick and win over the hearts of golf fans.

So when watching the BMW Championship this week, think back to 1991 and the miracle win from John Daly that sparked a tumultuous and memorable career.