John Daly is one of the most illustrious characters in the game, and despite being a two-time winner of the championship, perhaps some other actions on the track made the American known to fans and viewers all over the world.
Going into zonal lore, first on the PGA Tour Champions table, the 56-year-old has been struggling for shape, with Daly launching only one tour in the 1960s throughout 2022. However, at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama , the American produced four under par 68 to start the first round of the tournament.
On the second day, he started on his back nine, and after three birds on days 13, 16, and 18, Dali It was going fairly well. That score increased even more, with another birdie in second, an 11, which put the American in eighth place in the championship.
But, in a blast we’ve seen of Daly earlier, he would have ended disappointingly with a double bogey on both the seventh and ninth, and the sixteenth and eighteenth, finishing off par for the day.
Although it was a poor result, the 56-year-old was still lying 16th with only seven shots from leader Steve Stryker. Not only that, but there were still 36 golf holes left, and there was plenty of time for Daly to pick up the ground and make up for it.
However, as it turns out, we won’t be seeing “Long John” over the weekend, as it was revealed that Daly was disqualified for not signing his scorecard after the second round ended.
In 541 careers starting the PGA Tour, Daly has earned a DQ five times, most recently at the 2003 Valero Texas Open. However, this is the first time that Daly has been disqualified from a PGA Tour Champions event after 102 of his career debut.
Previously, the American was disqualified for failing to sign his scorecard. At the 2002 Australian PGA Championship, Daly threw his racket into the lake near the 18th green before leaving and packing his bags. Although he failed to sign his scorecard, he would have missed him by eight strokes.