WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. – Rumors of John Daly’s demise may have been greatly exaggerated.
At this week’s Greenbrier Classic, the two-time major champion made his fifth cut in six PGA Tour starts this season, then posted a final-round 5-under 65 for his lowest score in 82 rounds dating back to the final day at the 2010 Wyndham Championship.
“The game’s coming around. It was nice to have a good Sunday,” Daly said after an eight-birdie performance. “Ever since I changed my putting grip to a regular, normal grip, I’ve been putting so much better. And I’ve been hitting the ball pretty good all year. I’m very pleased. It’s a good confidence booster.”
Daly maintained that he’s playing with renewed motivation: A chance to once again compete full-time on the PGA Tour.
“The goal is to try to get my U.S. card back,” said Daly, who competed on a sponsor’s exemption this week and will play the John Deere Classic next week. “I’m enjoying playing the European Tour, but it’s killing my body on the travel. But I love the guys; they’re great. I love that tour; it’s a great tour. It’s just that the travel is tough. But if I’ve got to keep doing it, I’ll keep doing it.”