The PGA of America has defended the choice to permit John Daly to make use of a golf cart at this week’s US PGA Championship in New York.
Daly, 53, had his request to make use of a buggy at Bethpage Black accredited beneath the People With Disabilities Act due to a knee downside.
The previous British Open champion is at the moment down at 1,848 on the planet rankings, however has a lifetime exemption within the US PGA Championship following his 1991 triumph at Crooked Stick.
Masters champion Tiger Woods appeared lower than impressed by Daly being afforded a particular dispensation to make use of the cart, quipping: “effectively, I walked with a damaged leg”, in reference to the ultimate spherical of his 2008 US Open victory.
Nonetheless, PGA of America’s chief championships officer Kerry Haigh maintained the right determination had been reached.
“On this case, John went by the method, despatched within the data that we request of any and all gamers that this is applicable to,” Haigh stated.
“We have now a committee that meet, which features a medical professional, and so they evaluate the knowledge, and it was agreed that it justified the usage of a golf cart for the championship.”
Haigh confirmed it will be a topless golf cart and that he was set to fulfill with Daly to “simply speak by the place he can go and might’t go” across the venue.”
There’s a warning signal posted on the Black Course, which is “extraordinarily tough” and “beneficial just for extremely expert golfers”.
PGA of America chief government officer Seth Waugh stated: “I’ve by no means been in a cart right here, clearly, however I feel it’s a type of locations the place a cart is definitely much less handy than strolling.
“Clearly I’m not making an attempt to make a press release about John. I can perceive why he’d be daunted by making an attempt to stroll this.”