John Daly didn't have a great day on Thursday in his first Senior PGA Championship.
A week after Daly finished tied for 15th in the Regions Tradition, his senior major debut, the two-time major champion struggled on Day 1 at Harbor Shores in Michigan.
Starting on the 10th hole, Daly arrived at the par-4 16th at even on the round. He pulled his tee shot left into the hazard, leading Daly to re-tee. That shot, his third, found tall grass next to the water hazard. He hit his fourth shot from the tall lettuce just far enough to get into the rough for his fifth shot. From there, Daly's club got caught in the rough with his fifth shot, pulling the ball into the hazard again. Daly dropped, hitting 7 and finally found the green. After a two-putt that wasn't that easy, Daly had made quintuple-bogey 9.
Daly shot 4-over 75 on the round, is tied for 126th place in the 156-player field after the first round and is 13 shots behind leader Rocco Mediate, who shot a tournament record-tying 62.