Steve Stryker, John Daly leads DQ in the 2022 districts tradition

Scott McCarron scored 65 to score his best result in two years.

Steve Straker continues to make a brilliant comeback from a mysterious illness.

And John Daly was disqualified after failing to sign his scorecard.

It all took place for an interesting second round in the first major tournament for the 2022 PGA Tour Champions, Territories Traditions.

Daly shot a 68 on Thursday which marks his second attack without a 70 in 19 rounds so far this year. On Friday he played ninth in first place alongside Steve Fleisch and Rocco Media and was a 4-under 11-hole. But he managed to double the division 3 in seventh and then finished his run with another double in division 4 ninth for 72. He got 4 fewer points two days later which put him in a tie for 16 before DQ. It’s the first time that DQ’d be from a PGA Tour Champions event.

Stryker, the first-round leader in Tradition Zones, battled a still-mystery illness about six months ago that put him in the hospital for 11 days. The Ryder Cup winning captain is playing his third tournament in three weeks since his comeback and has tied for second and tied for tenth so far. His win this week will be his fifth major PGA Tour Champions title. In the second round 68 him in the lead again, two points behind McCarron and Padraig Harrington.

For Macron, this week also marks the return of the competition as he had surgery on his left ankle last year. After opening with a score of 70 on Thursday, he fired 65 on Friday to equal Stricker in the low round of the week so far at Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama.

Macaron played the nine-backs first, had four straight hogs on the 12-15 and then had another at 17 before bogeying on the ninth hole. 65 is his best result this season with four shots.

This is his ninth event of 2022 and his best achievement is a tie for 34 at the Mitsubishi Electric Championships in Hualalai in January.

Ernie Els finished fourth solo at the age of 8 under 68 seconds. Miguel Angel Jimenez is fifth with Stuart Appleby and Stephen Alker seventh under.

Seeing Alker in the mix is ​​no surprise. Since joining the Grand Arena in August of 2021, Alker has had 13 top-10 players and nine top-5 players in just 16 starts. He has also pushed his career earnings in the grand circle to well over $2 million.

The New Zealander has had two wins and a draw for second in his last three matches. He didn’t play last week so he could attend his son’s high school graduation but he’s back, doing what he’s doing, and climbing the leaderboards.

Last week’s winner, Flesch, is in a group of 6-under golfers, tied for eighth.


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