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Despite feeling 'like somebody kicked me' in the privates, John Daly two off senior lead

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John Daly is two strokes off the Ascension Charity Classic lead despite experiencing "brutal" genital soreness during his round. 

Let him explain. 

"The L-2, I guess I pinched it yesterday on [hole] No. 2," Daly said after an opening 4-under 67. "The pro-am was so long and I waited and I kind of went at a drive and the L-2 kind of goes to your private parts and I've been hurting since then. I mean, the guys stretched me and gave me some pills to take."

When Daly was asked for a little more clarity on the injury, he didn't beat around the bush. 

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"Your L-2 goes to your ..." he said nodding his head.

"And I guess I pulled a muscle in it and it went to my — I feel like somebody kicked me in the nuts, is that the way I want to say it?"

In typical Daly fashion, the two-time major champion still played himself into contention. Yet, when the 56-year-old was gripping and ripping it on Friday, Daly was more concerned about aggravating the injury in-between swings, rather than during them. 

"(Today) I was very careful sitting on the golf cart," he said, "let's put it that way."