Welcome back, John Daly.
The big hitter and fan favorite had his best week of golf in more than a year at the 2023 Sanford International, breaking 70 for just the fourth and fifth time all season during the first and second rounds. He finished with an even-par 70 and a tie for eighth.
Daly’s previous best finish in 2023 was a tie for 38th in July at the Galleri Classic at Mission Hills Country Club. Daly’s average finish this season is 65th and he has WD’d from two events.
This week, he opened 66-64 at Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He finished 10 under.
Prior to this week, he had just three rounds in the 60s in 30 rounds played. Daly’s last top-10 finish was a tie for eighth at the American Family Insurance Championship in June of 2022. He withdrew from the Sanford in 2022.