July 31, 2014
GIRONA, Spain (AP) - Coming back from a six-month PGA suspension, John Daly shot a 70 in the first round of the Spanish Open to trail leader Soren Hansen by seven strokes.
Hansen had nine birdies and an eagle at the PGA Golf de Catalunya course on Thursday to overcome an early double-bogey and lead Thomas Levet (64) by one. Jose Manuel Lara and Callum Macaulay were tied for third at 65.
Sporting a slimmed down look and a new swing, Daly was pleased with his drives but struggled with his putter. He is tied for 45th at the European Tour event.