It’s easy for us to become jaded as golf fans, especially lately since every week it seems there’s another 61 or 62, and another scoring record set. Greatness becomes commonplace, and we forget how skilled these guys are.
We lose perspective, but videos like John Daly practicing one-handed brings us right back to reality.
Seriously, have you ever tried practicing one-handed? Making solid contact is a chore, and he’s out there displaying deft touch that’d make the average Tour player jealous.
Daly, the 1999 PGA Champion who’s had his share of well-documented ups-and-downs, is currently on an “up” at the moment as he sits 1-under par and T8 through 15 holes at the 2017 PGA Championship. As always, the question becomes “Can Daly keep it together for four rounds?” If things start going downhill, however, he can always resort to playing one-handed.
Update: If you believe in jinx’s, you might say this story was an example. Daly finished par-bogey-triple bogey in his closing three holes to finish at 3-over par for the first round.