A well-known title lurks on the high of the leaderboard on the Sanford Worldwide, the PGA Tour Champions occasion held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
He’s a two-time main champion, too.
That will be John Daly, who has not but recorded a top-10 end in 2023.
However he has an amazing likelihood to take action in South Dakota this weekend.
After his spectacular 6-under 64 Saturday, which featured a pair of eagles, Daly sits at 10-under par, two strokes behind Steve Stricker.
“I play for the followers,” Daly stated afterward. “I really like them. I’ve at all times liked them, and hopefully, it’ll be enjoyable tomorrow.”
The final time Daly completed within the high 10 of a PGA Tour Champions occasion was in June 2022, when he tied for eighth on the American Household Insurance coverage Championship.
Daly has struggled this season, primarily due to his placing and accidents.
“It was nice,” Daly stated when requested about his spherical.
“Made putts the final two days, and I don’t suppose I made hardly any eagles this 12 months. To have two on the market immediately actually helped. Hitting the ball fairly good. Taking part in good. Received to make putts. Made a couple of putts.”
The previous Arkansas Razorback eagled the par-5 4th and the par-5 twelfth, as he made three different birdies to accompany one bogey Saturday.
“Hit driver, 5-iron into 4 and made a very good 25-footer down the hill, and driver 8-iron into 12 and made a few 15-footer, in order that helps,” Daly stated about his eagles.
Daly had fairly the gallery following him Saturday, so these eagles actually fired up the South Dakota followers.
“They’ve at all times been nice. All over the place I am going, they’re simply so supportive,” Daly stated.
“It’s simply good to lastly play a good event to this point for them as a result of it’s been a tough 12 months with the knees, shoulders, again, and the whole lot. So it’s simply nice to have the ability to observe by means of once more. Beginning in Canada was the primary time I may observe by means of in about seven years. I’ve had each knees changed.
“It simply feels good to get by means of the golf ball once more.”
Daly will start his remaining spherical within the penultimate group at 1:10 ET. Robert Karlson and Ok.J. Choi will be part of him.
Protection of the ultimate spherical of the Sanford Worldwide begins on Golf Channel at 4:00 p.m. ET.