John Daly has a long history of blowing up both on and off the golf course, so he's certainly no stranger to the occasional large number on the scorecard. Still, the story behind his sextuple-bogey 10 on the par-4 third hole at this weekend's Tampa Bay Championship is astounding.
Via The Golf Channel:
After hitting his tee shot left of the cart path, Daly tried to punch back toward the fairway, but according to the PGA Tour's Shotlink program, he could only advance the ball 5 inches. He was then forced to take an unplayable, try again, take another unplayable, and then hit one about a foot before advancing it into the left rough on his seventh shot. From 155 yards out, he came up about 30 yards short of the green, then pitched to a foot and tapped in for a 10 - with one putt.
Let that settle in. A professional golfer took a full swing and failed to advance the ball farther than a foot, twice. On the same hole. Daly settled for a 10-over par 81 on Friday and ended up missing the cut (surprise!).