PALM HARBOR, Fla. – John Daly was at it again Friday.
The man who has possibly produced more double-digit, single-hole scores than anyone else in PGA Tour history – shockingly, that’s not an official statistic – carded a sextuple-bogey 10 on the par-4 third hole at the Tampa Bay Championship.
After hitting his tee shot left of the cart path, Daly tried to punch back toward the fairway, but according to the PGA Tour’s Shotlink program, he could only advance the ball 5 inches. He was then forced to take an unplayable, try again, take another unplayable, and then hit one about a foot before advancing it into the left rough on his seventh shot.
From 155 yards out, he came up about 30 yards short of the green, then pitched to a foot and tapped in for a 10 – with one putt.
Daly opened with a 1-over 72 in the first round. In four previous starts this season, the two-time major champion has twice made the cut, with a best finish of T-50 at last week’s Puerto Rico Open.