Daly awarded custody of 7-year-old son

John Daly
John Daly ( Associated Press )

Sunday, January 23, 2011

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – PGA Tour golfer John Daly has been awarded custody of his 7-year-old son, Little John Daly, by a Tennessee circuit court judge at Memphis.

The Commercial Appeal reports that, on Friday, Judge Donna Fields also found Daly's 35-year-old ex-wife, Sherrie Daly, in contempt of court and ordered her to spend three days in jail, beginning this weekend. The judge concluded that Sherrie Daly, awarded custody of the boy after the couple's February divorce, had interfered with court-ordered visitation privileges.

The 44-year-old Daly, a Russellville, Ark., native and a former Razorback golfer, challenged the previous custody award by citing Little John's excessive absences from school, lack of needed speech therapy and his visitation problems.

Daly said he would take his son on tour with him and arrange for tutors and online schooling.