Friday, May 25, 2012
John Daly survives Colonial cut for only second time
By Randy Jennings
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Fans of John Daly will get to root for their man two more rounds at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.
For only the second time in seven Colonial appearances, Daly survived the 36-hole cut at 1-under with rounds of 70 and 69. He’s tied for 21st.
Daly got as low as 3-under on his second nine Friday, but a couple of wayward drives on No. 14 and 15 led to consecutive bogeys.
“I didn’t know that part of the world existed,’’ Daly said of the area right of No. 14. “It wasn’t very far from going out of bounds.’’
His ball finished near a cyclone fence.
Daly used a 3-wood for his tee shot on 14, but by the time he reached the tight 363-yard No. 17, his mind was made up to go with driver so he would be in range of a sand wedge. Despite hitting driver only “six or seven’’ times all day, Daly found only 3-of-14 fairways.
As for the appreciative golf gallery he seems to draw in Fort Worth, the 46-year-old Daly said it is because Colonial draws “older fans with more golf knowledge. They’ve been around it longer.’’
Daly, playing on a sponsor exemption, also made the weekend at Colonial in 2010 when he played the first two rounds in 5-under. He finished 66th after rounds of 75 and 67.