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The Shots That Defined The PGA

These are the shots that shaped the outcome at Kiawah

August 12, 2012

John Daly

John Daly's second shot, 11th hole, first round

The most remarkable first-day story at Kiawah Island was the appearance of the 46-year-old Daly on the leader board. Although struggling just to earn playing privileges on tour, Daly offered a glimpse of his awesome power and shot-making abilities on Thursday, never more so than when he ripped his 3-wood from 253 yards and landed it 20 feet from the hole. The eagle that followed sent Daly on his way to a four-under 68, and he ended up finishing T-18, his best finish in a major since the 2005 British Open.
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