Hobbled PGA Champ To Use A Cart; Tiger Lashes Out

Tiger Woods: ‘I walked with a broken leg’

| Tim Daniels, May 14, 2019

Tiger Woods hesitated during his PGA Championship press conference on Tuesday before he appeared to criticize the PGA of America’s decision to allow 1991 champion John Daly [“JD”] to use a cart during this week’s tournament because of a chronic knee injury.

“I walked with a broken leg, so…” Tiger said.

Daly, who won the 1991 PGA Championship, told Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press a cart is the only way for him to compete.


“The whole thing (stinks),” he said. “Florida sends me a handicap sticker when I’m there. It’s embarrassing. But I can’t walk more than six holes before the whole knee swells up, and then I can’t go anymore.”

The 53-year-old California native noted he’s worried about the type of reception he’ll get at the famed Bethpage Black Course in New York after the PGA of America approved his cart request via the Americans with Disabilities Act.

“I hope I don’t get a lot of grief from the fans,” Daly told Ferguson. “My knee is screwed. I had the meniscus cut out. I have osteoarthritis so bad … I can walk up a hill, I just can’t walk down one.” Casual Habits That Make Your Joint Pain WORSE

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Who do you think is right about John Daly using a cart? 

  • “I think walking is an integral part of being a pro golfer, I’ll leave it at that.” – Nick Faldo, a six-time major champion and current CBS golf analyst
  • “We have an ADA committee which includes a medical expert and they review the information, and it was agreed that it (Daly’s condition) justified the use of a cart for this championship.” PGA official Kerry Haigh

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