Daly's use of cart is a major issue for Tiger

Sports | 16 May 2019

Tiger Woods had a few choice words for John Daly, who will be using a golf cart at the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black because of right knee arthritis.

The PGA of America approved two-time Major winner Daly's request to use a cart, making the 53-year-old American the first player since compatriot Casey Martin in the 1998 and 2012 US Opens to use a cart in a major championship.

"As far as JD taking a cart, well, I walked with a broken leg, so ..." Woods said, letting the sentence drift into silence.

Woods recalled how he hobbled across Torrey Pines in the 2008 US Open for 91 holes to defeat Rocco Mediate and capture his 14th Major title. Woods limped over 72 regulation holes plus an 18-hole playoff and a sudden-death hole, then underwent left knee surgery two days later.

Daly won the 1991 PGA Championship, earning a lifetime exemption to the tournament, and the 1995 British Open.

PGA of America officials said Daly applied to use the cart over the hilly 7,459-yard course through the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The PGA found that Daly's use of a cart under certain rules was "justified."


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