Less than 24 hours after posting
best round since 2007
, John Daly played himself well out of
contention Saturday at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for
Children Open. Daly had trouble around the second green, chipping
across the surface twice, before settling for a double bogey.
Things didn't get better from there as Daly quadruple bogeyed the
following hole and went on to shoot a 15-over 86 that dropped him
from T6 to 72nd on the leaderboard. "I can't remember a time when I
had a stretch of so many bad holes where ‑‑ I hit a
couple bad shots but didn't really hit that many bad shots," Daly
said. "This course, everybody shoots it low, but there's times
where nothing just goes right." The 46-year-old is currently 132nd
on the money list and attempting to move inside the top 125 to earn
full status on TOUR for the first time since 2006. His bid took a
hit on Saturday, but with a paycheck guaranteed with a finish on
Sunday and three more fall events, there are still opportunities
for the two-time major winner. Despite rough afternoon, Daly showed
a little bit of his sense of humor following his round. "I asked
Johnny the scorer when I got done if there was a chance I could get
my amateur status back, and he said, 'no, it would take too long,'"
Daly said. "It's just a rough day. Just a tough day ..."