Daly Up Against Andrade and Others


PGA Tour action moves to the big lights of Las Vegas this week for the 19th playing of the Invensys Classic.
Billy Andrade returns as defending champion. The 37-year-old broke a two-year winless streak last season with a one-shot win over Phil Mickelson at 28-under-par, which moved him inside the top-125 on the money list and secured his playing privileges for this season.
While he has not won since that feat, he has been inside the top-8 on five occasions, with his best showing a second at the Canon Greater Hartford Open.
Andrade will be going up against a strong field, to be played over five days at the three courses of the TPC at Summerlin, the TPC at the Canyons and Southern Highlands Golf Club.
One of those in attendance is three-time winner of this event Jim Furyk, who is still searching for his second victory of the year after taking the season-opening Mercedes Championship.
Recent winners Robert Allenby and Justin Leonard are also in the field, as are Davis Love III and Joe Durant, each of whom found success earlier in the year.
Another golfer who is on a good playing streak will be teeing it up this week as well.
Two-time major champion and long-bomber John Daly is set to play.
Attempting to gain enough money to make next years Masters Tournament, Daly is coming off a great week in Europe at the Linde German Masters, where he finished second to Bernhard Langer.
Not much more than a month ago, Daly cracked a six-year winless streak at another event in Germany, the BMW International.
With several good showings this season, he is still searching for his first win in America since the 94 BellSouth Classic.
A win this week for Daly would complete a thus-far superb comeback from a long spell plagued by alcoholism and gambling.
Las Vegas has hosted the PGA Tour since 1983, when Fuzzy Zoeller took the inaugural title at the Las Vegas Country Club. Some of its winners over the years have been Greg Norman, Curtis Strange, Scott Hoch and Tiger Woods.
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