PGA Championship 2019: Tiger Woods on John Daly using cart: 'I walked with a broken leg'

Written By Thomas Lott
John Daly
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At least one Tour pro isn't a fan of the PGA Championship allowing John Daly to use a golf cart during this year's tournament.

Tiger Woods was asked about he felt about Daly being allowed to use a cart this week and was blunt in his response.

"As far as J.D. taking a cart, well, I walked with a broken leg, so…" Woods said at a press conference on Tuesday.

Woods was referring to the 2008 U.S. Open, when he played five full rounds of golf on a clearly injured knee he would eventually have to have surgically repaired.

Daly, 53, has issues with arthritis in his knee after previous surgeries.

“My knee is screwed,” he told the Associated Press, via the  New York Post . “I had the meniscus cut out. I have osteoarthritis so bad … I can walk up a hill. I just can’t walk down one.”

Daly applied for permission to use a cart at this year's PGA Championship through the Americans with Disabilities Act and was approved.

The decision by the PGA has not been a popular one, and Woods' comments are an example of how some in the golf world have reacted to the decision.

“Personally I think walking is a physical part of being a professional golfer,” six-time major winner Nick Faldo said, via the Post, “the physical element of walking and being able to do that. I’d keep it as simple as that.”

The decision to allow Daly to use the cart clearly isn't a popular one but we'll see how it affects his play this week.

The 1991 PGA Championship winner has 1000-1 odds ( via the Action Network ) to win the event.

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