NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) John Daly birdied the final five holes Friday in the Toshiba Classic, leaving him three strokes behind fellow senior newcomer Billy Mayfair and 62-year-old Jay Hass.
Making his 14th PGA Tour Champions start since turning 50 in April, Daly finished with a 4-under 67 at Newport Beach Country Club after playing the front nine in even par and dropping a stroke on 13.
The two-time major champion has three top-20 finishes on the senior tour, the best a tie for 11th in July in New York at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open.
Haas, the 2007 winner, birdied the final hole to match Mayfair at 64.
Larry Mize, Paul Goydos and Michael Allen shot 65.