John Daly Shoots 87 at Champions Tour Event in Morocco

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John Daly started his week in Morocco walking camels through the desert, embracing some pre-tournament tourism ahead of the PGA Tour Champions event in Rabat, much to the delight of his 735,000 Instagram followers. 

But now Daly finds himself in a position that isn’t so Instagram-worthy. The former PGA champion sits at the bottom of the leaderboard at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam.

Daly, 57, carded a 14-over par 87 at the Trophy Hassan II on Friday. His round featured seven bogeys, two double bogeys, a quadruple bogey and just one birdie. 

The five-time PGA Tour winner fired a 76 during the tournament’s opening round, but his second round score saw his name drop to 66th place: dead last. 

Daly made his PGA Tour Champions season debut at last week’s Chubb Classic but was forced to withdraw due to osteoarthritis in his left hand. The fan-favorite insisted he would push through the pain with the help of his medical team. 

Unfortunately I had to WD yesterday for osteoarthritis in my left hand after my 2nd shot on 6 hitting the hard ground causing a flare up….hoping to get thru next 4 months after drs injections—-on to @ChampionsTour Morocco Thank you Dr Brian Wallace of Naples!… pic.twitter.com/FtB60w3crb

— John Daly (@PGA_JohnDaly) February 18, 2024

Y.E. Yang and Ricardo Gonzalez currently lead the Morocco event at 7-under. Angel Cabrera, the former Masters winner who was recently released from Argentinian prison, sits at 5-over and T39. 

The final round of the 54-hole event will be played on Saturday.

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