"Professional Golfer John Daly turned pro in 1987, and he earned his first pro victory soon after at the 1987 Missouri Open. He joined the PGA TOUR in 1991, and won the PGA Championship that same year. Daly garnered quite a bit of media attention from this victory, due to the fact that he was the ninth and final alternate for the event. The eight other alternates couldn’t make it. John, playing in just his third major, secured a three-stroke victory. That earned him PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year honors in 1991.
Daly showed 2 aspects of his character in winning. The first is perhaps the best-known part of Daly’s persona: he went to a McDonald’s drive through in a limousine to get a bite to eat before returning for a party at Crooked Stick. The perhaps less well remembered but much more significant act was that he announced immediately that he would donate $30,000 to a scholarship fund for the daughters of Thomas Weaver, a fan who had tragically died when he was struck by lightning while attending the PGA Championship. And with the win, Daly etched himself into PGA Championship history.
The significance of the 1991 is why we set our recurring donations at $19.91.”