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After Daly Douse, He's Disqualified

November 30, 2002|From Associated Press

COOLUM, Australia — John Daly was disqualified for failing to sign his scorecard Friday in the Australian PGA.

Daly, playing a week after his mother's death, threw his putter and ball into a lake near the 18th green after shooting a 78.

After shaking hands with playing partners Greg Norman and Craig Parry, Daly -- upset by a rules call on the 13th hole -- walked alone back up the 18th fairway to his villa on the course grounds.

Daly was fined $5,600 by the Australasian PGA Tour, according to a tour official who spoke on condition of anonymity. His appearance fee was believed to be $200,000.

Daly, who had a 75 Thursday, looked as though he would easily make the cut after playing the first nine holes in four-under 32.

But he bogeyed Nos. 10 and 11, got a stroke back with a birdie on No. 12 and saw his hopes fade on the 13th when he took a seven on the par-four hole.

Daly's tee shot went into the water along the left side of the fairway.

A rules official was called when Parry suggested that Daly was attempting to take a penalty drop from an incorrect spot.

After watching the shot on a television replay, the rules official agreed with Parry and asked Daly to take the drop much closer to the tee.

Daly reloaded, hitting his driver off the fairway, and put his next shot back in the water to the right of the green en route to the triple bogey.

Norman said he agreed with where Parry said Daly should take the drop, and Parry said he felt he was correct in asking Daly to move his drop down the fairway.

Daly made a bogey on the par-five 15th, a double bogey on No. 16 and a triple bogey on 18.

Jarrod Moseley shot a six-under 66 to take the second-round lead by one stroke over Aaron Baddeley (65).

Peter Lonard was two strokes back after a 68.

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