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The answer was because Parry knows it’s not the right thing to do. Out of respect, and because he likes Daly, he didn’t answer.

“I’m not going to have a go at him for that,” Parry said.

The trouble for Daly _ and it was a bad break _ started on the 343-yard 10th hole. With the downwind, the green could be reached off the tee. Daly figured his ball had gone into the front bunker because there was a Srixon ball in the sand, just like he plays. Only when he blasted out to about 4 feet did he realize he had hit a practice ball from the adjacent range.

There was a two-shot penalty, which was followed by a three-putt for a triple bogey. Daly was 14 shots out of the lead at that point, when he must have figured he had seen enough.

“It doesn’t do anyone any good for him to do what he did today,” Mahan said, without any malice toward Daly. “It’s unfortunate. He’s such a fan favorite and a pleasant guy. I love talking to him. I love playing with him. And then he has these outbursts.”

Mahan found at least one positive.

For all the incidents he has heard or read about Daly, he witnessed one himself.

“You always hear a story of J.D. doing something,” Mahan said. “(I was) right in the middle of it.”