Not even a stint in the minors could produce better results for John Daly.
Making his first start of the year on the Web.com Tour, Daly cleared the cut line at the South Georgia Classic after rounds of 72-71. Then came the weekend – he posted 82-85 to sit dead last among the 76 players who made the cut. At 22-over 310, he was 11 strokes higher than the next-worst player.
During his last two rounds at Kinderlou Forest, Daly tallied seven bogeys, seven doubles, a triple and one birdie. During his closing 85, he went out in 48 before pulling himself together, shooting 37 on the back.
For a while Sunday, it seemed as though Daly was on pace to match the 90 he shot two months ago at the Valspar Championship. That was the worst score of his career, but also the 62nd round of 80 or higher on the PGA Tour. At the time, he said he was being treated for plantar fasciitis.