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John Daly says he’ll never play in a USGA event again



Expanding on our treatment of the topic in the Morning 9, John Daly has made further remarks about the United States Golf Association.

Following the USGA’s denial of Daly’s request to use a cart in this week’s U.S. Senior Open at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, JD tells USA Today he’ll never play in a USGA event again.

It’s “just not worth it to me,’’ Daly told the paper.

Already unhappy with Mike Davis and his colleagues, Daly took the opportunity to criticize the USGA’s handling of the U.S. Open at Shinnecock, particularly its management of the course during the third round of play.

“The USGA just seems to defend themselves after the fact,’’ Daly said, adding that “the greens seem to get away from them like Saturday at Shinnecock Hills. It just seems like something happens every year they host an event that looks bad on them. They just never seem to learn from their mistakes.’’

Daly added that plenty of players weren’t happy with the USGA, “but a lot of guys just won’t stand up and say something like they should.’’

He rightfully pointed out that the winner of a golf tournament should be determined by skill, not luck.

Daly is scheduled to have amniotic fluid injected into his right knee this week in hopes of playing the July 5-8 Greenbrier Classic.

What do you think about Big John’s remarks, GolfWRX members?

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  1. mike

    Dec 19, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    A physically injured player asking for a rules change? What other sport accommodates this same to be used as an example? (i’m late to this comment party. Can I take a cart to the top of the article)?

  2. Dusty Dinkleman

    Jun 29, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    He’s retiring from golf to become the new director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco (and Explosives).

  3. calc

    Jun 29, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Drink GOLFERAID …. there’s a swing in every can …. 😮

  4. Mick

    Jun 28, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Didn’t he have surgery where they took most of his stomach out?. How can he be fat again after that?

  5. William Biddle

    Jun 28, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Daley is right on. USGA a bunch of pompous old men. Turning golf into game of May the luckiest man win.

  6. Troll Cop

    Jun 28, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Yep – Confirmed Internet Troll Bait – #TrollBait

  7. The Dude

    Jun 27, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    “They just never seem to learn from their mistakes”…………OH Really JD……..(sounds familiar) …

  8. BigBoy

    Jun 27, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    If he laid of the hamburgers he wouldn’t need a cart.

    • geoh

      Jun 27, 2018 at 10:24 pm

      bb. If you have ever had PF you would know why Daly needs a cart. He has a valid medical issue.

      Give the guy a break, its not if he was trying to get out of serving his country due to heel spurs. LOL

  9. Mary Hinge

    Jun 27, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Need to give Michelson some room after his open meltdown. These fellas prepare their game to the optimum level to peak at the event. Practicing and preparing to a ridiculous level and then have a group of suited know all’s prepare a course which is tilted towards luck, must be very frustrating.Might as well use a ball from the wizards den, which is weighted to one side. Roll on Mickey Mouse !!!

  10. Nick

    Jun 27, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Famous last words. Let’s see how quickly Daly realizes he needs the USGA far more than they need his circus acts

  11. Mary Hinge

    Jun 27, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Get off JD s back. Great golfer who understands the game and isn’t afraid to voice his opinion. He knows the inside story and ‘outs’ the men in suits who make crazy decisions. Carry on JD and stop swinging so hard – keep the ball on the grooves and use your short game.

  12. Ron

    Jun 27, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Does John really think the USGA cares whether he plays in their event or not? No, and neither do very many other people.
    He’s never set much of an example.

  13. joro

    Jun 27, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Such love for a guy from a bunch who most likely have done none of the good he has done with his many contributions and such. Suck it up all you winners and look at how stupid the USGA is.

    • Matt

      Jun 27, 2018 at 2:13 pm

      Pros make way to much money to cry about fast greens. Time for more courses to be like the last US Open

  14. Mike Honcho

    Jun 27, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    All this noise coming from a guy who has been combined Suspended, DQ’d & WD’d more than any player in the history of the Tour. He doesn’t care about the game. The ‘every man, sympathetic figure’act doesn’t fly anymore John. As Dean Wormer so eloquently stated, “Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go thru life son.”

  15. Scooter

    Jun 27, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Always the victim, huh John?

    If I wanted to see a guy curled up and holding his knee and whining, I’d watch soccer.

  16. Jiames

    Jun 27, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    I agree with Daly on the fact USGA got it wrong on Saturday allowing luck to play a big role in scoring from morning round to afternoon round!! With the USGA & PGA it’s all about money courses for horses etc. let’s play from 8000 yards give longer hitters an advantage, let’s eliminate 50 percent of field (shorter hitters)
    Lets face I do not have the respect today of USGA , I had 10-20 years ago.
    John himself has made his bed along the way & he will have to lie in it!! If his name was Woods , Els, Mcillory etc might be a different answer.

  17. Caroline

    Jun 27, 2018 at 10:46 am

    John add the ability to use those skills, something Daly has denied himself 95% of the time he has tee’d it up. John the USGA may have some issues with the way they run their tournaments but John Daly you have had issues every time you played….

  18. Alcap26

    Jun 27, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Don’t let the door hit you where the good lord split you on the way out. Your tired old act is getting very old.

    • youraway

      Jun 27, 2018 at 8:28 pm

      Great comment, John will not be missed.

  19. mike pickens

    Jun 27, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Daly should have taken care of himself – he ruined his knee with too much weight – no telling what else will fail due to his alcoholism; stay tuned.
    Grow up John, take responsibility for your own life – you made your bed….

    • Jack Nash

      Jun 27, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      I know many people who had knee replacements who weren’t over weight. Daly can’t afford to do the Tiger and take years off because of how he abused his body, but I’m sure as someone here pointed out, if it was Woods, Els or McElroy adjustments might have been made. The fact that Daly won’t be there will automatically drop attendance, because he always brings in the people.

  20. Thomas A

    Jun 27, 2018 at 9:36 am

    I think if Big John lost a few stones he wouldn’t have any knee problems. He’s not handicapped, he’s fat.

  21. Thomas A

    Jun 27, 2018 at 9:35 am


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Former caddie Steve Williams raves about Tiger Woods’ victory at the 2019 Masters



Tiger Woods’ ex-caddie, Steve Williams, has spoken in glowing terms concerning the 43-year-old’s latest victory at the Masters, a win which Williams believes will “re-energize” the sport.

The New Zealander, who was speaking to ESPN’S Bob Harig, admitted that though he doesn’t watch the sport regularly on TV anymore, he made an exception last weekend, and feels how his former boss’ victory at Augusta National will do wonders for the game.

“Now that Tiger has come right back there again, winning a major championship, possibly putting Jack’s (Nicklaus) record in play again … it just re-energizes the game . . .  It’s absolutely awesome.

He’s the only guy who can energize the game like that. All those kids who were watching had to think it was fantastic. And so what he’s done is a remarkable achievement. It’s so positive.”

Though Williams and Woods’ high profile split in 2011 was less than amicable, Williams credited the 15-time major champion’s “amazing achievement” in coming back from the point where he was on the verge of retiring to claim his fifth green jacket down to “pure guts and hard work.”

“Given the fact that two years ago he stated that he was unlikely to play competitive golf again, or was seriously doubting it – he wouldn’t just say that in jest, There would have been a lot of truth to it. For him to actually come back full cycle to win a major championship… it’s just an incredible story.

 It’s an amazing achievement of pure guts and hard work for him and just a true indication of what he is made of. It proves again what an amazing athlete he is. It’s just an amazing achievement.”

Williams also believes that the passing of golfing legend Arnold Palmer in 2016 had a significant impact on Woods, and while writing for the Australian site The Players Voice, the New Zealander stated

“I’m thinking that when Arnold passed away there was a realisation in Tiger that golf had lost a guy who was the most popular player ever. It was about a year after Arnold died that Tiger started his comeback after his back surgery and I think he may have decided that with his second chance he wanted to be remembered the way Arnold was remembered. I do think the passing of Arnie had a change in that respect.”

Steve Williams caddied for Woods between 1999 and 2011 and was on the 43-year-old’s bag for 13 of his 15 major championship victories.

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Couple to name son after Tiger Woods after husband wins a bet with his wife



Tiger Woods’ victory at last week’s Masters had a significant impact in the sporting world, and its meaning will forever be remembered in the household of a Dallas couple who are set to name their child after the 15-time major champion.

Trey Little, a lifelong golf fan, drew up a contract the week of the tournament (as you do), which stated that “If Tiger Woods wins the Masters this week, I (father) get to have the option of naming our son (coming September 2019) Tiger Little.” which his wife, Denise, signed.

Speaking to the NY Post, Little talked about the reaction of his wife and himself when they realized that Woods was about to win the event last Sunday.

“On hole 18, we realized, ‘Wow, he’s really going to pull this thing off. This whole thing started almost as a joke, then it turned into something really real, really quick.”

The name may not be the easiest to live up to, but with the child’s middle name to be Julian, Trey has all the bases covered, joking “He could always go by T.J.”

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This incredible Tiger Woods supercut shows every shot of his 2019 Masters win



A major championship tradition unlike any other in its own right: Michael David Murphy has outdone himself with his final-round supercut.

Instead of merely splicing together footage of the winner’s final 18 holes, the photographer and videographer went four-in-one, including all four of Woods’ 2019 Masters rounds in the same majestic frame.

You are a true artist, sir!


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