John Daly’s Son, 13-Year-Old John Daly II, Can Crush the Ball Off the Tee Just Like His Old Man (Video)

John Daly and son John Daly II at the 2011 UBS Hong Kong Open Pro-Am. (Image via Getty)

John Daly and son John Daly II at the 2011 UBS Hong Kong Open Pro-Am. [Image via Getty]

When it comes to mashing golf balls, apparently the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Over the weekend John Daly took part in the PNC Father-Son Challenge at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando with his 13-year-old son, John Daly II. And it turns out that Little John, or LJ as his dad likes to call him, can crush the ball just like his old man.

Though his swing is a bit more compact than his dad’s, Little John shares an affinity for wacky pants, and he regularly hits for 240+ yards off the tee.

Take a look at this:

Little John, the son of Big John’s fourth wife, Sherrie Miller, started playing golf at the age of two.

“I just showed him the grip and pretty much—you know, when he started playing, he’s like me, he didn’t want a junior set of clubs,” Daly at Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes on Friday. “He’d put it under his arm and hit because the club is so long, so he’d just stick it under his arm.”

These days Little John is a student at the Gilchrist Golf Academy, which is basically a boarding school for rich kids who want to play golf when they grow up.

“He loves it,” Big John told Golf Digest. “I’m not going to pressure him to play anything and right now golf is like his life right now. That’s what he wants to do.”

“I don’t get to see him as much as I’d like. It’s a golf academy,” Daly conceded. “When we have a break or holidays or whatever and he’s not in school, we’re always playing.”

It certainly seems like Little John might have a future in golf. He and his dad finished a respectable 8th in the Father-Son Challenge, winning $45,000.

Hat Tip – [CBS Sports]

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