John Daly Shoots 2nd-Round 90 at Valspar Championship

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistMarch 14, 2014

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Golfer John Daly continues to find creative ways to make headlines. The PGA vet shot a 19-over-par 90 in the second round of the PGA Tour Valspar Championship on Friday.

According to, the 47-year-old Daly had an adventurous day at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla. Daly carded a bogey or worse on half of the 18 holes he played en route to the worst round of his professional career.

Daly, who won the PGA Championship in 1991 and The Open Championship in 1995, is now 22-over on the tournament after what now looks like a respectable score of 74 in the first round. 

The "lowlight" of Daly's second round unquestionably came on the par-four 16th. He was already having an awful day at that point, but things got much worse.

Daly's first three shots on that hole found the water, and by the time he finally found the bottom of the cup, he had taken an unbelievable 12 strokes, as seen in this sampling of Daly's scorecard courtesy of

Daly is known for having a great sense of humor, and it didn't wane Friday as he poked fun at his struggles on the 16th hole, per Doug Ferguson of The Associated Press:

Despite Daly's erratic play, he continues to get invites to PGA Tour events largely because of the buzz he generates. He is still a big-name golfer, and fans like to watch him since he is such an unpredictable person.

Daly hasn't won a PGA tournament since taking the Buick Invitational in 2004, and his performance at the Valspar Championship doesn't inspire confidence that he can break the decade-long drought.

As bad as Daly can look at times, it can still be argued that he is good for the sport. Aside from Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson, there isn't a ton of star power on the PGA Tour right now.

Daly has the "it" factor regardless of how he performs on the course, so don't expect to see any less of him in the near future.


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