David Duval And John Daly Fire Record-High Foursomes Score At Zurich Classic
Duval and Daly had a day to forget, as they shot an 11-over-par round of 83 during the Zurich Classic
John Daly and David Duval have accomplished a lot in their careers, with the pair claiming three Major titles, 18 PGA Tour wins and multiple weeks at the top of the World Rankings.
Prior to the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, it was revealed that the two would pair up to take on the challenge, as they earned a spot in the tournament via one of the event's sponsor exemptions. However, the duo would ultimately struggle on both days, as they missed the cut by 24 shots.
Playing on Thursday, in a best-ball format, the pair combined one birdie, two bogeys and a double bogey as a three-over-par first round put them bottom of the pile going into the alternate shot format on Friday.
Needing a big move on the second day to make the cut, their round began with two bogeys, as a catastrophic run of double bogey, bogey, double bogey put them out of contention for making the weekend.
To make matters worse, another double bogey followed to close out their front nine, with a nine-over 45 keeping them dead last. They did give themselves something to cheer about at the 10th, with their first and only birdie putting them at eight-over.
Producing yet another double bogey at the 14th, the round concluded with a closing bogie for an 83 and the highest alternate shot score since the event turned to the team format six years ago.
Having not hit a fairway until the fifth hole, and a first green in regulation until the eighth, the pair eventually finished 12 shots back of Paresh Amin and Michael Thompson in second last, and 32 strokes back of current leaders, Wyndham Clark and Beau Hossler.
Obviously, this shouldn't perhaps come as a huge surprise. Duval, who spent 15 weeks at World No.1, hasn't made a PGA Tour cut in nearly 10 years and Daly has appeared in just 10 PGA Tour events over the last four year, missing the cut in all of them.
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Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.
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Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°
Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW
Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°
Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero
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