Celebrity Pro-Am Profile: Carson Daly

Name: Carson Jones Daly

Claim to Fame: Host of The Voice, Last Call With Carson Daly, Total Request Live

Handicap: 9

Connections to Golf:

– Grew up in Santa Monica, Calif. wanting to be a priest, but left behind religious aspirations to try to become a pro golfer

– Once caddied for O.J. Simpson

– His step-father, Richard Caruso, owns a golf shop

– Played against Tiger Woods in American Junior Golf Association tournaments in California

– Earned a golf scholarship to Loyola Marymont University, but left the school after one year to pursue a radio career

– Won the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic Pro-Am with partner Roger Clemens in 2005. 

Golf Quote: “Just dealing with some of the pressure situations. I wasn’t a great athlete. … Patience, some of the lessons in golf, definitely help you out – at least (they helped) me out – in my career. Dealing with the entertainment business, just take it one shot at a time. It can go as quickly as it came. That’s also one of lessons that golf teaches you.”