July 8 2011
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
How did John Daly make a 13 on the par-4 fourth hole Friday?
“Two‑putted,” he said. “[Had a] 20‑footer for 12.”
The trouble for Daly started when he heeled his tee shot and hit it well to the right on the hole.
“I really was hoping they wouldn't find it so I'd have to go back to the tee,” said Daly, whose ball was found by a spectator in the thick rough.
He then hit it a couple of times, took an unplayable, couldn’t get it out, took another unplayable and then was able to hit it far enough back to the left where he could take a drop.
Daly then hit it into the bunker left of the green, hit onto the green and two-putted.
At first Daly jokingly told his playing partner Todd Hamilton to put him down for an 18, which would have been the second such score of Daly’s career (the other came in 1998 at Bay Hill). Then Daly started counting and came up with 11 before figuring it out to be a 13 ( click here to replay the hole and his round ).
“I just lost track there for a while,” Daly said.
Up until that point, Daly had a good round going at 2 under through 12 holes. He then went on to bogey three of his next four holes and shot 81 to finish his week at 11 over.
“I just hit a horrible swing on 4,” he said. “Just a heel shank. I deserved it.”