Apparently Daly had jokingly told his playing partner, Todd Hamilton, to put him down for an 18. No cameras were on scene to record the action, however, and it’s possible the score may again be revised.
The trouble began for Daly when he hit his tee shot well to the right and into the rough. From there, he struggled to advance the ball, hitting it no more than a few feet until eventually taking a drop. After that, he hit into a greenside bunker before reaching the green and two-putting.
The 13 dropped Daly from 2 under on his round to 7 over before he bogeyed three of his next four holes to close in 45 and finish with an 81.
Friday was not the first time Daly recorded a high number -- he had an 18 in 1998 at Bay Hill.
It’s also not the single-highest score on a hole on the PGA TOUR this season. That honor goes to Kevin Na, who recorded a 16 on a hole during the Valero Texas Open.