DUBLIN, Ohio – It was a simple question, but Brian Davis didn’t have any time to answer late Thursday.
“I’ve got to go pee in a cup,” he said, turning from the practice range and following one of the PGA Tour’s drug-testers into the clubhouse.
Given that he had just shot 78 in the opening round of the Memorial Tournament, it felt an odd time to test Davis. The man had been par or better for 24 consecutive rounds, had finished second once, fifth twice, top 20 four times, and earned $1,366,668 in a six-week stretch and they wait till he shoots 6-over to test him?
“Totally random,” he said.
With a second-round 77, Davis has missed his first cut since the Verizon Heritage in mid-April. Yet he was hardly disappointed.
“I made my commitments and I stuck with them, but I played one too many,” Davis said of the Memorial being his eighth consecutive tournament. “I wasn’t feeling great. Exhausted, really.”
On the bright side, by missing the cut, Davis has a few days to rest up for Monday’s U.S. Open qualifier at Lake Nona.