Daly awarded custody of his 7-year-old son

December 18, 2010

A circuit court judge in Tennessee on Friday awarded John Daly custody of his seven-year-old son Little John and sentenced Daly's ex-wife Sherrie to three days in jail for contempt of court.

Sherrie had been awarded custody of Little John in February, when her divorce became final, but in the intervening months she interfered with Daly's court-ordered visitation rights and, according to this story in the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Little John was not receiving the speech therapy he needed, while accumulating excessive absences from school.

Daly, the story said, intends to "take his son on tour with him and will arrange for tutors and online schooling."

Daly posted his reaction via Twitter: "The best Christmas gift a father can ask for & a great day in this 2 year journey for what is best for my son. So, proud being awarded full custody today!"

-- John Strege