Professional golfer John Daly Sr. did not hit any range balls, chips or putts Sunday in preparation for the PNC Championship round.
Daly, throwing away a cigarette and pouring Diet Coke into a to-go cup, played with his son, John Daly Jr., a sophomore at the University of Arkansas, Golf Digest reported. Daly Jr. had expected his father to do at least a brief warmup.
Team Daly, the defending champs, just teed off. They’re four shots back.
John Daly Sr.’s final round warmup routine:
0 range balls hit
0 chips hit
0 putts hit
“Ready to go, baby.” pic.twitter.com/Ub46nGuwrR
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“They have a range here?” Daly Sr. asked his son jokingly.
“It doesn’t take me long to get warmed up these days,” he added. “I’m ready to go, baby.”
The Daly father-son team, the defending champions, tied for second behind Vijay and Qass Sing. The Dalys birdied several of their first nine holes for a front-nine 29, then made birdies on their first four holes on the back. They closed out with a 59 — 24 strokes under par. (RELATED: John Daly Belly-Flopping Into A Gator-Infested Pond Will Be The Funniest Video You Watch All Day)
Golf Digest noted that the elder Daly is due for knee surgery and that his knee problems are affecting his swing.