John Daly to play in Calgary's Shaw Charity Classic

John Daly has confirmed he will play in the Shaw Charity Classic golf tournament in Calgary this September.

Colourful former major champion confirms entry in tournament this September

Two-time major winner John Daly is coming to Calgary to play in the Shaw Charity Classic Tour Champions event in September. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

John Daly has confirmed he'll play in Calgary's Shaw Charity Classic in September.

Daly, a PGA Tour Champions rookie having turned 50 in April, is a two-time major champion and winner of five career PGA tournaments.

He's famous for his length off the tee. Daly was the first tour pro to average over 300 yards in driving distance over a season in 1997.

Daly is also known for his tumultuous personal life and struggles with addictions chronicled in his memoir, My Life in and Out of the Rough.

He's entered five PGA Tour Champions events in 2016 with his best result a tie for 15th at the Regions Tradition in May.

The $2.35-million US Shaw Charity Classic is Sept. 2-4 at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club.

Jeff Maggert is the defending champion.