Jul
8
2011
John Daly Unofficially Posts an 18…Wait, or Was It an 11? (*Update)
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Daly ran into some trouble in the "native area"

John Daly appears to have taken a lot of strokes on the par-4 No. 4 during the second round of the John Deere Classic. Initially, on PGATour.com it showed Daly posting an 18, but since then, it’s been changed to an 11.

The score is unofficial until Tour officials meet with Daly and his caddie after the round. Apparently it was in the “ballpark” of an 18, says a Tour media official, but it has yet to be confirmed at this time.

“A rules official is with the group and once Daly finishes, they’ll go back and recount the strokes before putting in a final number,” according to the media official who is on-site.

Daly’s playing partners weren’t in the vicinity when he took all the strokes.

Here is a screenshot showing the 18 on Shot Tracker:

As you can see, Daly was actually having a pretty good day until he reached the fourth hole. Teeing off on No. 10, he carded an eagle on the par-5 No. 2 to get to two-under.

After a rules official went over the hole with Daly, it appears that his score was changed to an 11.

The two-time major champion is no stranger to blow-ups. In 1998 at Bay Hill, he posted an 18 on No. 6. Earlier this year, Kevin Na’s epic 16 was caught on camera at the Texas Valero Open. Unfortunately, there’s no footage of Daly’s fourth hole today.

Meanwhile, Chez Reavie is on fire. He’s nine-under through 15 for the second round, and at 14-under for the tournament, he currently leads by two shots over Steve Marino.

Stay tuned for updates on this breaking story — Daly’s fourth hole, not Reavie’s great play, of course.

*Update: It wasn’t 18 or 11. Apparently Daly took 13 strokes. He shot 81.