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John Daly had a blunt reason for why Tiger Woods’ PGA Championship went south

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Tiger Woods’ PGA Championship tilt ended in an early withdrawal, with the 15-time major champion pulling out of the event after Saturday’s third round of 79.

Woods was seen limping throughout his week at Southern Hills, but his valiant effort still resulted in his second made cut in consecutive majors this year.

However, according to John Daly, Tiger Woods could have gotten in the mix at last week’s PGA Championship had he decided not to walk the course.

“I guarantee you that if Tiger used a cart this week, he’d be on the leaderboard.” Daly said to Golf.com

There is plenty of irony in the comment, considering Woods was once critical of Daly for using a golf cart on the course.

Back in 2019, before the PGA Championship Tiger said “As far as JD taking a cart, well, I walked with a broken leg, so,”

Daly made it clear in an appearance on the “Full Send Podcast” earlier this year that there weren’t any hard feelings stemming from Woods’ 2019 comment. He blamed the media for Woods’ apparent misunderstanding of the situation.

“Yeah, but he didn’t know the facts because the media, ‘the media’ (sarcastic gesture) didn’t tell him I had diabetes and I had a bad two knees and my hips out and all this stuff. He apologized to me at dinner the other night. I mean, he’s fine. I love Tiger.”

There’s no doubt that a cart could have helped Woods, considering he was only able to play 54 holes before withdrawing from the PGA Championship due to his physical pain. However, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Woods has continued to insist on walking.

A few months ago, Tiger made it clear that he won’t be using a golf cart in a professional tournament. “That’s just not who I am. That’s not how I have always been, and if I can’t play at that level, I can’t play at that level,” said Woods.

Daly also played in the PGA Championship and got off to a hot start, before struggling on Friday and missing the cut at +8.

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  3. Celuso

    May 25, 2022 at 4:25 pm

    Daly said that to tiger because he himself wanted to play a PGA tournament once (about 8 years ago) using a golf cart and the PGA denied him from using a golf cart. Daly was very pissed about that. In other words Daly is saying hey PGA allow golf cards for those who need them especially when it is Tiger woods (more people will be watching golf when Tiger is in the finals).

    • Mike

      May 25, 2022 at 6:18 pm

      When I’m old and/or unable to physically walk anymore, then I’ll take a cart.

      Golf, after all, is a sport. Walking four consecutive days qualifies it for that.

      • Rob

        May 26, 2022 at 11:26 am

        That’s fine. But in a competitive event, you can’t give one player an advantage by letting them use a cart.

  4. cb

    May 25, 2022 at 1:46 pm

    John Daly is a complete moron so why are we posting what he says about Tiger??

  5. Jeff monnich

    May 25, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    Reckless driving (this time)
    He did it to himself want to break nicklaus record then don’t go 80 on sharp turns and whatever else we don’t know about

  6. T-Bone

    May 25, 2022 at 11:53 am

    Tiger is less than 4 years from the senior tour, where he will get to ride a cart.

    • Michael

      May 25, 2022 at 12:10 pm

      “A few months ago, Tiger made it clear that he won’t be using a golf cart in a professional tournament.”

      The words and the timing of hen he said it makes it pretty clear. He isn’t doing that.

      Also, Tiger is not going to play Champions Tour, bad knee or not. He will do the senior majors and possibly one or two others year. Why would he do anything else? That’s how Jack and Arnie did it. Half the guys on the Champions are doing it because they still need the money. The other half still love the competition enough.

      I don’t think Tiger needs the money. Jack and Arnie didn’t. These guys had nothing to prove and Tiger sure doesn’t either.

    • Michael

      May 25, 2022 at 12:14 pm

      Not going to happen. You think he changed his mind from what he said a few months ago?

      • anyone but "michael"

        May 25, 2022 at 12:34 pm

        you realize he was in a significant car crash and apparently the doctors were deliberating with amputating tigers leg….. his comments about daly’s cart were not “a few months ago”.. the car crash was though…. so do you wanna try again pal?………maybe wake up eventually

  7. Pete

    May 25, 2022 at 11:07 am

    Lol Tiger is the best player ever by far

    • Thomas Woodward

      May 25, 2022 at 5:59 pm

      Sorry, but you’re wrong with that assessment. He’s the SECOND best and when I say that I’m also taking into account the level of competition he faced vs. what Jack faced week in and week out, but also the HUGE character differences between these two greats of the game. Everyone KNOWS Tiger’s personal life cannot hold a candle to that of Jack by ANY measure, AND when you compare major championship stats, Tiger comes up short in victories, and Jack’s 18 runner-up finishes CLEARLY overshadows that of Woods…

  8. Vas

    May 25, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Who he is, is the 2nd greatest player of all-time… who’s going to retire with 15 majors. The 15th may have been the most amazing comeback I’ve ever seen.

    • Thomas Woodward

      May 25, 2022 at 6:06 pm

      AGREE. Tiger will NOT win another major, or PGA Tour event because of his physical limitations, and he’s NOT eligible to use a cart on Tour events. It IS as simple as that. Personally, I don’t see Tiger playing the Champions Tour and he may play one or both of the two remaining majors in 2022, but I highly doubt he”l tee it up on the Tour in 2023 and beyond…

    • Prine21

      May 26, 2022 at 9:29 am

      2nd greatest Major winner? Who has more overall wins, he or Jack? Thought so. Greatest player EVER.

      • chip75

        May 26, 2022 at 11:48 am

        Jack’s got more majors and more professional wins (117) than Tiger (110), Player has more again. By your metric Snead and Tiger would be equally “Greatest player EVER”, but Slammin’ Sam has 142 professional wins.

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LIV pro dropped by two major sponsors after decision to join breakaway tour

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It may be only six events into existence, but some LIV players have found their sponsors dropping away quickly once they establish their ties to the Greg Norman-led series.

Amongst many others, Rocket Mortgage, Royal Bank of Canada and UPS have severed links to various players whilst Phil Mickelson – remember where this all started? – has found himself now devoid of sponsorship from all of Amstel, KPMG and Workday.

Now according to News9, surprise LIV player Anirban Lahiri has found himself dropped by two of his main sponsors, just days ahead of his third appearance on the tour, in Bangkok.

The Indian star, surely recruited for his mass appeal to the most populus democracy in the world, has already banked close to $2 million dollars in two starts following a decision to “have a life”:

However, the 35-year-old has now had his sponsorship deals severed by both Hero MotoCorp and Mastercard, two of the largest corporations on the continent, the former closely linked with anti-LIV golf legend Tiger Woods and his annual Hero World Challenge.

 

Ironically, the last of Lahiri’s seven professional victories came at the Hero Indian Open in 2015, but since then he admitted he has struggled with his work-life balance.

“It’s a new chapter in my life and one that I am really looking forward to. I have found the whole concept of LIV interesting and alluring,” Lahiri admitted to the Hindustan Times.

He added, “I see this as an effort to correct my work-life balance. I see this as a move back closer to my family and friends. I see this as something that gives me more time to enjoy my kids growing up. I know how consumed I was with my golf when Tisya (eldest daughter) was born and I was struggling to keep my card on the Tour at that time.”

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‘Stop assuming you have all the answers’ – Olympic champ is the latest Australian to blast Greg Norman

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Sitting around a table, Team Australia look one happy family.

Compatriots Cam Smith, Matt Jones, Marc Leishman and Wade Ormsby join LIV CEO Greg Norman to answer questions and points sent in by LIV viewers. After the most recent Open championship winner tells his ‘boss’ that he’s “doing a great job”, they unite with a toast of beer cans.

All looks rosy in the camp, but not every Aussie feels the same.

One of Australia’s most notable athletes, Kieren Perkins, told the National Press Club that Norman should “stop and listen to the people around you,” and stop “assuming you have all the answers.”

The two-time gold Olympic gold medallist and multiple champion at the 1994 Commonwealth Games became the new CEO of the Australian Sports Commission in December 2021, overseeing Sport Australia and the Australian Institute of Sport, and recently commented that Australian sport needs to be a societal leader and be more inclusive of minority groups.

The publication asked Perkins what message he would give to Norman, head of the LIV organization that has received plenty of criticism over its ties to Saudi Arabia and its disruption of the sport’s ruling bodies.

“Just stop and listen to the people around you, Greg, and think about some of the stuff that’s being told to you,” said the Sport Australia Hall of Famer. “See if actually there’s some value in it, instead of assuming you have all the answers.”

Whilst empathizing with Norman’s view that he wishes to ‘grow the game’ Perkins has doubts about the methods used:  “I understand and appreciate the need to disrupt sport and make it better, and the opportunity to create more competitive pathways that help athletes receive the benefit they deserve, [but] opening the door for more inclusion is incredibly important.”

LIV Golf plays round six of an initial eight event season at Bangkok from Friday, with the season-ending Team Championship at Trump National Doral Miami set for the end of this month.

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Report: LIV likely to win battle for world ranking points thanks to ‘strategic alliance’ with minor tour

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According to the Telegraph, LIV Golf has found a path to securing OWGR points.

The report indicates that LIV is forming a “strategic alliance” with the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Tour. In theory, this would allow the players to earn world ranking points starting this week at LIV Bangkok.

In turn, the alliance with LIV will give the struggling MENA Tour a path to relevance. The current OWGR rule indicates that a tour must have the majority of it’s events with a cut. It would seem that the LIV events will be the in the minority of events plays, with the regular MENA Tour events starting to ramp back up after LIV Bangkok.

“No Laying Up” holds the opinion that this move by LIV won’t grant them OWGR points right away.

The OWGR has not released a statement as of yet regarding this turn of events.

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