Friday, March 15, 2013

John Daly sat 29 yards from the green on the third hole at Innisbrook's Copperhead Course during his second round at the Tampa Bay Championship. After hitting a wedge to less than two feet, he tapped in his short putt.
For a 10. Picture 5 The entire debacle took a mere 14 minutes according to PGA Tour Shot Tracker (above). Daly's antagonist was a 455-yard par-4 that Big John managed to par on Thursday in his opening round of the tournament. After hooking his drive left toward the cart path (1), Daly couldn't advance the ball back towards the fairway (2), took an unplayable (3), couldn't advance it once again (4), took another unplayable (5), hit the ball one yard (6), finally advanced the ball 30 yards but still in the rough (7), hit his approach 29 yards short of the green (8), where he pitched onto the green (9), and tapped in (10) for his sextuple bogey.

Daly, a resident of nearby Clearwater, Fla., is playing in the event on what's become an annual sponsor's exemption. In the week leading up to the tournament, Daly said, "It's a weird golf course in a way that's great. It gives
you a chance to be aggressive, but it's very penal if you don't hit the
fairways.
The smarter you are off the tee, the better you will score." He didn't take his own advice to heart.

Picture 2 This wasn't Daly's first dalliance into the land of double-digit scores. He has reached that plateau 15 times in his career, according to Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press. RELATED PHOTOS: John Daly's Career Highs and Lows

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