Daley's favorites: His putter, Ben Hogan, and 'The Natural'

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Joe Daley was one of the surprises in golf last year with his win at the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS.
March 01, 2013

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

Spare a dime?

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

Superstitions: None

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