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The Tour Report

July 24 2011

2:07 PM

Daly among contenders

After blocking his tee shot way right and making bogey on the opening hole, Bo Van Pelt has since bounced back with a birdie on the par-4 fourth, where he rolled in a 9-footer on the 418-yard hole. That puts Van Pelt up by two and back to 5 under, but there are still plenty of players close behind him on what’s already been a difficult day of scoring.

Just how tough has the scoring been? Only seven players, including Van Pelt, are under par for the tournament.

One of them is John Daly, who is 1 over through five holes here in the final round but still just four shots off the lead. Daly of course hasn’t won since 2004 and hasn’t been in contention since a pair of runner-up finishes in 2005. But he’s been bombing his way around Shaughnessy pretty well.

One thing to keep an eye on: Daly has played the back nine at Shaughnessy extremely well with nine birdies and just one bogey (actually a triple bogey). If he can survive the front nine without any more bogeys, he could make a run on the back. Click here to follow Daly live .