Daly takes a 13 at John Deere Classic
Saturday, July 9, 2011
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — One drive into thick grass ended John Daly’s hopes of making the cut for the first time at the John Deere Classic.
Daly needed seven shots, each advancing his ball only a few feet, and a drop to get out of the rough right of the No. 4 fairway and ended up with a 13 on the par-4 hole. He had stepped to the tee at 2-under for the tournament, which he played for the seventh time.
It wasn’t Daly’s worst hole on tour. He had an 18 on No. 6 at the 1998 Bay Hill Invitational, when he hit into the water six times.
Daly, who finished his round at 10-over 81, said he hit a terrible shot into the worst spot on the TPC Deere Run course and deserved what he got.
Chez Reavie shot a 9-under 62 to claim a two-stroke lead.
Reavie found the greens to his liking while making an eagle and a succession of birdie putts, going 8 under during one nine-hole stretch. He went into the weekend at 14-under 128 in search of his first victory since the 2008 Canadian Open.
Steve Stricker shot a 64 to finish at 12 under in his bid for a third straight victory in the tournament.
Steve Marino (66) also was 12 under. Jhonattan Vegas (64), Mark Wilson (67), Brendon de Jonge (66) and Kyle Stanley (67) were four off the lead.
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