John Daly and son John Daly II shot a final-round 15-under par in the scramble format to win the PNC Championship by two strokes.
The Daly pairing’s record score of 27-under par was good enough to claim the trophy despite a late surge from Tiger Woods and son Charlie.
The Woods pairing rattled off 11 consecutive birdies to draw within a single stroke of the Daly’s with one hole to play.
A few poor chip shots halted the birdie run and the Daly’s final-hole birdie saw them win by two strokes. But the win was settled at the par-4 16th a little earlier when Daly managed to stick a close approach shot.
“16 was a big hole because we are used to hitting like wedges up there, and I hit a horrible drive,” John Daly said.
“I was on the up tee, and Little John crushed it; it was dead against the wind, and I hit a 7-iron in there about a foot and a half and it was a birdie there. I think that was a big, big turning point for this week right there.”
Woods said later that while he enjoyed the experience playing alongside his son, his form isn’t good enough to contemplate a return to competitive PGA Tour golf any time soon.
“The hardest part for me was that — what I saw distance-wise and what I felt on my last look — I always play by my hands and my last look, it didn’t match up a lot of times,” Woods said.
“I was short. And then a few times, I actually hit it solid and I smoked it over a couple greens. You know, I’ve got some work ahead of me.”