CHASKA, Minn. – Perspective is an interesting animal. After he signed for a first-round 78 at Hazeltine National, which included an unsightly three-putt at the last, John Daly bolted for the clubhouse and promptly withdrew, later citing on his Twitter page that it was his nagging 'flash camera back injury from three years ago.'

Moments after Ryan Benzel, a Seattle-area club pro, signed for his 81 he had a much different take on his day.

'I had fun,' Benzel smiled.