By Phil Stambaugh, Champions Tour staff
Joe Daley stunned the golf world midway through the 2012 Champions Tour season, winning the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club near Pittsburgh. A non-exempt player on the Champions Tour prior to his victory, Daley did not turn professional until 1992 at age 32, having worked as a wholesale credit manager after graduating from Old Dominion University. Daley won twice on the Web.com Tour and his best finish in a brief PGA TOUR career was a tie for sixth at the 1996 B.C. Open. At the 2000 PGA TOUR National Qualifying Tournament, he rolled in a 5-foot putt during the fourth round, only to have the ball pop out of the off-center cup and back onto the putting surface. He missed his PGA TOUR card by a single stroke.
Favorite Food: Eye of the Round Steak
Favorite Club: The putter
Holes-In-One: Eight in competition
Lowest round I’ve had 62 several times, most recently in 1997 on the Web.com Tour
Age I first broke 70: 17
Ball marker: A wheat dime
Favorite golfer: Ben Hogan
Favorite course: Wente Vineyards In California
Needs improvement: I need to listen to my wife more.
Hidden talent: Fishing lefthanded
Dream foursome: Me and three lifelong friends from Virginia and North Carolina
Words to live by: If you think good stuff, good stuff will happen
Biggest fear: Myself
On my iPod: Francis Dunnery
Favorite movie: "The Natural"
Favorite golf tip: The movement in the golf swing should be like skipping the stone