Daly birdies No. 17
John Daly converts one of his two third-round birdies, chipping in on the par-3 17th.
Less than 24 hours after posting his best round since 2007, John Daly played himself well out of contention Saturday at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Daly had trouble around the second green, chipping across the surface twice, before settling for a double bogey. Things didn’t get better from there as Daly quadruple bogeyed the following hole and went on to shoot a 15-over 86 that dropped him from T6 to 72nd on the leaderboard.
“I can’t remember a time when I had a stretch of so many bad holes where ‑‑ I hit a couple bad shots but didn’t really hit that many bad shots,” Daly said. “This course, everybody shoots it low, but there’s times where nothing just goes right.”
The 46-year-old is currently 132nd on the money list and attempting to move inside the top 125 to earn full status on TOUR for the first time since 2006. His bid took a hit on Saturday, but with a paycheck guaranteed with a finish on Sunday and three more fall events, there are still opportunities for the two-time major winner.
Despite rough afternoon, Daly showed a little bit of his sense of humor following his round.
“I asked Johnny the scorer when I got done if there was a chance I could get my amateur status back, and he said, ‘no, it would take too long,’” Daly said. “It’s just a rough day. Just a tough day …”
- John Daly