July 29 2011
A week after his first top-10 in six years, John Daly is headed home from The Greenbrier Classic, where he missed the cut after a second-round 75 to finish at 5 over, well off the cut line at The Old White TPC.
Friday’s round got away from Daly quickly. Starting on the back nine, he hit his tee shot well to the right on Nos. 12, where he took a drop and hit back into the fairway only to miss the green to the right on his approach before taking three more to get it in the hole for a triple-bogey 7.
Daly then bogeyed each of the next three holes, missing the green in regulation on all three. He did bounce back with two birdies on Nos. 4 and 5, but it was too little too late for Daly, who gave those right back with bogeys on Nos. 7 and 8.
At 189th in FedExCup points coming into the week, Daly’s chances of making the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup will be slim. He’s not in the field for next week’s World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, which means he’ll have just the PGA Championship and the Wyndham Championship to play his way into the top 125. It was 20 years ago this year that Daly won the PGA at Crooked Stick. By winning he is granted a lifetime exemption into the tournament.