Bethpage Black is over 7400 yards of play and a bunch more in between tee to greens. It’s a glorious trek and normally carts are prohibited and this week at the PGA Championship, the grounds crew has the course in immaculate shape. Unfortunately for John Daly, he’s allergic to immaculate shape and this week was granted access to a golf cart for his 2 rounds (maybe 4) but he’s hating every minute of it.
Source: Daly is navigating Bethpage Black in a golf cart, which he applied for (and was granted) through the Americans with Disabilities Act. He hates riding, he says. He’s only doing it because the arthritis in his knee is unbearable. He’s been chastised for the cart, too. Nick Faldo isn’t a fan, and Tiger Woods made a joke about it. Daly said on Tuesday he wished others had all of the facts before they commented, adding he’s been “bashed pretty good” for the wheels. He was worried about fan backlash, but that concern proved unwarranted Thursday. “The fans were great,” said Daly, after shooting 75 with a noticeable limp in his gait. He said his right knee was the size of a softball and plans to ice it tonight. “Some of them, they are going to get on you, but 99.9 are great.” Daly’s long-time girlfriend, Anna Cladakis, walked with him Thursday in Loudmouth New York Yankees shorts that matched her beau’s pants. She, too, was bothered by some of the negative criticism and, like Daly, implied that not everyone knows the facts.
John Daly is one of a kind, and for that we love him.
— Fore Play (@ForePlayPod) May 16, 2019
One of one.