MJ Daffue’s final round wasn’t the storybook one he had Saturday, but he’ll take it.
On Saturday, the world’s 1,373rd-ranked golfer made the cut with a final-hole birdie in the completion of the second round and then shot a 65 in the third round. On Sunday, Daffue shot a 73 to finish at 8-under and tied for 22nd.
“Obviously, a great week,” Daffue said. “Today it was funny enough the best ball-striking I’ve had, but I had only four loose shots and it cost me four shots.”
He said the long week took a toll. He got a spot in Monday qualifying by shooting a 63.
“I think I did a pretty good job of staying in the moment and focusing on the shot ahead,” Daffue said, “but you lose your vision or your focus for a split second, and you make a bad swing.”