John Daly falls back with second-round 73 at Insperity Invitational

John Daly

John Daly falls back with second-round 73 at Insperity Invitational

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John Daly falls back with second-round 73 at Insperity Invitational

The unbelievable story of John Daly winning in his first PGA Tour Champions start doesn’t look like it will come to be.

Low scores weren’t easy to come by on Day Two at the Insperity Invitational, but Daly’s second-round 73 did its damage, pushing the 50-year down nine spots on the leaderboard into a tie for 21st. The rookie was four back to start the day, but will begin the final round six behind the lead.

For the second straight round, though, there were no blowups from Long John.

The colorful character with a troubled past didn’t make a score worse than bogey on Saturday at the Woodlands Country Club in Texas, as he posted four squares to three circles on his card. Only problem was that all of those mistakes came within an hour.

Daly birdied the first hole and was 1 under on his round coming to the 8th tee. But from there, he would make four straight bogeys, effectively killing his chances. Daly did good just to shoot 73, as he birdied two of his final four holes on the day.

Despite Daly’s slim odds to win in his opener, his larger-than-life aura is expected to catalyze a tour that has been eagerly awaiting his presence.

Following the second-round 73, Daly sits 1 under for the tournament. Jeff Maggert (69) and Jesper Parnevik (68) moved into a share of the lead at 7 under, with first-round leader Mike Goodes (72) moving one behind.

Only 14 of the 77 remaining players in the field managed a sub-70 round on Saturday.

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