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I hope things start to look up for John Daly on Father's Day after the week he's had. Last Friday, the golfer and father of four showed up at the Stanford St. Jude Championship with red marks on his face after telling authorities that his wife tried to stab him with a steak knife. Since then, his wife has issued counterclaims, and both have called for a truce.
I've idolized Daly since he won the 1991 PGA Championship, but he has certainly had a turbulent career. His struggle with alcohol ended up costing him the final two years of a multimillion-dollar endorsement deal he had at the time with Callaway Golf
Fortunately for Daly, his folk-hero persona has netted him numerous endorsement deals in the years since. Among his current sponsors is Chevrolet, the familiar General Motors
Daly, whose normal diet these days includes abundant servings of Coca-Cola's
In terms of the stocks that I have associated with John, Callaway has been the top performer since his missed the cut at the '99 St. Jude event. Since then, Callaway has returned 24% to investors. GM and Coke, meanwhile, both have failed to reclaim their respective price levels from Father's Day weekend in June 1999.
So while my favorite golfer won't be striding down the 18th fairway at Oakmont this Sunday with victory in sight, I can at least hope John has a happy Father's Day ... and that some of the stocks we've looked at here will do right by investors.
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