Little John Daly making big impact, just like his father

Kevin Casey, Golfweek
Published 8:16 a.m. ET Dec. 17, 2018 | Updated 8:57 a.m. ET Dec. 17, 2018

ORLANDO — Little John Daly dresses garishly like his dad and can summon power easily like the old man. But the teenager isn’t as vocal as the two-time major winner.

That’s OK, because his clubs are doing the talking.

The 15-year-old had an impressive showing with his dad, John Daly, at this year’s PNC Father/Son Challenge at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club. The duo led after the first round and finished T-2. The Dalys had finished T-9 at the event in 2016 and 2017.

In the aftermath, Dad happily gushed over his son’s talent.

“He’s so gifted with his hands around the greens, the way he putts,” the elder Daly said. “If you’re a great putter, you can score. Little John is a great ballstriker and great putter, so time will tell (about his potential).

“He was great last year and 10 times better this year. You can see the work he’s putting in and it shows in the tournaments. … He has all the tools and the dad to back him, so it’s up to…

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