CHARLOTTE, N.C. — John Daly struggled on his final hole Thursday. Maybe he indispensable Hootie to reason his hand.
Daly went from contender to oaf after a triple-bogey on a 18th hole capped an eventful 24-hour duration during a PGA Championship that enclosed singing a Prince strain onstage with Darius Rucker.
Daly tweeted videos taken Wednesday night of himself fasten Rucker — a Hootie a Blowfish front man-turned-country-soloist — to sing “Purple Rain” and other songs.
— John Daly (@PGA_JohnDaly) August 10, 2017
The good times kept rolling by Daly’s 8:20 a.m. tee time. He was during even standard by 17 holes with 4 birdies to change 4 bogeys.
Then came a meltdown on 18 — a third of Quail Hollow’s heartless “Green Mile” widen of finishing holes. He missed a immature with his proceed shot on a 494-yard standard 4 and strike dual bad chips before three-putting from 11 feet to dump good off a pace.
Before that, he was headed for his best turn during a PGA Championship given his 69 during Kiawah Island in 2012. He warranted his lifetime grant during this vital championship by winning during Crooked Stick in 1991.
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Daly left Quail Hollow though vocalization to reporters though was listened revelation his fiancée that he wanted to “get out of here,” regulating a impertinence to demonstrate his disappointment with a march and streamer true for a parking lot.
The 51-year-old with a one-of-a-kind career positively has a story of colorful episodes during majors.
He pronounced in 1999 that he wouldn’t lapse to a U.S. Open and had “had it with a USGA and a approach they run their tournaments” after he swatted a relocating turn with his dabble on No. 8 in his final turn during Pinehurst No. 2 , holding an 11 on a hole and signing for an 81.
He apologized dual days after and returned a following year during Pebble Beach, where he done a 14 on a par-5 18th hole, withdrew after his opening-round 83, dumped 3 balls into a Pacific Ocean and strike another into a backyard adjacent to a fairway. “Get me to a airport, fast,” he pronounced on leaving.
At a PGA Championship dual years ago during Whistling Straits, he threw his 6-iron into Lake Michigan after attack 3 tee shots into a H2O to a right of a par-3 seventh hole. He done a 10 on that hole, after explaining his actions during his travel to a parking lot by observant “it shows we care, that’s all.”
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