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John Daly six shots back in first Charmpions Tour event

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American John Daly. UPI/Hugo Philpott
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John Daly shot a 1-over-par 73 in his second round as member of the PGA Tour Champions at the Insperity Invitational and fell six shots behind co-leaders Jeff Maggert and Jesper Parnevik on Saturday in The Woodlands, Texas.

The popular Daly, a gallery favorite who turned 50 last month, is at 1 under heading into the final round on Sunday after making birdie on his final hole of the day. His last PGA Tour win came 12 years ago.

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"I've gotta get some confidence with my putting," Daly said. "And my chip shots weren't that good. I'm 1 under and you never know what might happen tomorrow."

Daly plans to make a putter switch for the final round.

"I'm going to pull out another Scotty Cameron 8802 tomorrow," he said. "This one's a little lighter and greens are quick and I feel like my swing's getting a little long and might be decelerating.

"I've got a lot heavier one that might shorten my stroke. Might hit my line better."

Saturday's round started with a birdie at No. 1, but he ran into trouble starting at No. 8 and posted four bogeys in a row. He missed the green on three of the holes.

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"That stretch at 8, 9, 10 and 11 was just bad execution," he said. "I hung in there, had some opportunities."

Daly shot a 70 in the first round of his Champions debut on Friday.

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