Daly makes same mistake

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Sam Torrance and John Daly let out shrieks of frustration as the Johnnie Walker world championship continued to go wrong for them in the Jamaican sunshine yesterday. Both double-bogeyed the 404-yard second and then, for the second day running, the Open champion Daly hooked out of bounds at the long fourth.

At 12 over par - courtesy of two 80's - he was 17 shots behind the overnight leader, Wayne Riley, while Torrance was 13 strokes adrift.

Torrance, winner of more than pounds 1m this season, went over the second green with his approach, chipped back too strongly and needed three more to hole out.

It was also the second shot which put Daly in trouble. He pulled his left and nearly went into a bar. He was able to take a free drop away from a pipe, but still had an awkward stance close to a fence and used his putter to try to get the ball back on the green. It sped away down a slope and from there he had three more putts.

Daly, not seen on the practice range all morning, must have thought it was going to be a much better day when he came off the first green with a par four. He had an eight there in the first round.

Riley's 66 yesterday had given him a three-stroke lead over Fiji's Vijay Singh in the chase for the first prize of almost pounds 350,000.

n David Feherty, a Ryder Cup player only four years ago and joint fourth in last year's Open, has said he is quitting the game. Feherty switched to the American tour two years ago, but this season finished 166th on the money list and lost his card. He has also split from his South African wife and says he does not plan to return to Europe at the moment because his two children are in America.

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