A well-recognized identify lurks on the height of the leaderboard on the Sanford Global, the PGA Excursion Champions tournament held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
He’s a two-time main champion, too.
That will be John Daly, who has now not but recorded a top-10 end in 2023.
However he has a super likelihood to take action in South Dakota this weekend.
After his impressive 6-under 64 Saturday, which featured a couple of eagles, Daly sits at 10-under par, two strokes in the back of Steve Stricker.
“I play for the fanatics,” Daly mentioned in a while. “I really like them. I’ve at all times liked them, and confidently, it’ll be a laugh day after today.”
The closing time Daly completed within the height 10 of a PGA Excursion Champions tournament used to be in June 2022, when he tied for 8th on the American Circle of relatives Insurance coverage Championship.
Daly has struggled this season, principally as a result of his striking and accidents.
“It used to be nice,” Daly mentioned when requested about his spherical.
“Made putts the closing two days, and I don’t suppose I made infrequently any eagles this yr. To have two available in the market nowadays truly helped. Hitting the ball lovely just right. Enjoying sensible. Were given 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 3 different birdies to accompany one bogey Saturday.
“Hit driving force, 5-iron into 4 and made a just right 25-footer down the hill, and driving force 8-iron into 12 and made a couple of 15-footer, in order that is helping,” Daly mentioned about his eagles.
Daly had slightly the gallery following him Saturday, so the ones eagles undoubtedly fired up the South Dakota fanatics.
“They’ve at all times been nice. In all places I am going, they’re simply so supportive,” Daly mentioned.
“It’s simply just right to after all play a good match up to now for them as it’s been a coarse yr with the knees, shoulders, again, and the whole lot. So it’s simply nice in an effort to observe thru once more. Beginning in Canada used to be the primary time I may observe thru in about seven years. I’ve had each knees changed.
“It simply feels just right to get in the course of the golfing ball once more.”
Daly will start his ultimate spherical within the penultimate workforce at 1:10 ET. Robert Karlson and Okay.J. Choi will sign up for him.
Protection of the general spherical of the Sanford Global starts on Golfing Channel at 4:00 p.m. ET.
Jack Milko is a golfing body of workers creator for SB Country’s Enjoying Via. You’ll be able to observe him on Twitter @jack_milko for extra golfing protection. Be certain to try @_PlayingThrough too.