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Add Tiger Woods to the list of people unimpressed by John Daly being allowed to use a cart at this week’s US PGA Championship.

Daly, the 1991 champion, has been granted approval by the PGA of America to use a buggy in the second men’s major of the season, taking place at Bethpage this week.

This is because he claims to be unable to walk more than six holes at a time because of arthritis in his right knee.

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He will become the first player to use a buggy in a major since Casey Martin, who was allowed to use one in the 1998 and 2012 US Opens but not everybody is impressed – Masters champion Woods among them.

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Asked for his thoughts on Daly’s cart during his pre-tournament press
conference today, Woods took a long pause, before saying: “Well, I
walked with a broken leg, so…”

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The 43-year-old is, of course, referring to the 2008 US Open
Championship at Torrey Pines, which he won despite being almost
incapacitated with a double stress fracture of his left tibia, the
result of rehabbing following arthroscopic surgery on his knee in April
of that year.

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Daly is a regular on the PGA Tour Champions, which allows players to
use carts. The last time he played an event without a cart was the Omega
European Masters on the European Tour last September.

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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