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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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The hilarious reason why Kevin Kisner asked to sit the afternoon at the 2017 Presidents Cup

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Golf is changing, as always.

While the best of the team events – the Ryder and Presidents Cup – give rookies the chance to shine, both events often rely on the experienced players to steady the ship through the early stages.

This week’s Presidents Cup is the 12th run-out of the U.S v International match-up, and the first since 2019.

The 2021 event was, of course, cancelled because of Covid and the teams look very different to how they may have looked a year ago, mainly because of the ineligibility of any players that have chosen the LIV path for their recent careers.

Played at Quail Hollow this season, the teams are a mix of the plainly obvious and those with zero experience, with 14 of the 24 players making their debuts in the event, including world number one Scottie Scheffler and Max Homa, winner of the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship.

It’s often best to turn to the older members for the stories, and 38-year-old Kevin Kisner has never been short of a tale or two.

With an enviable record at the World Matchplay – one win and two finals appearances in six starts – Kiz appears the type to thrive at all aspects of the team challenge. However, back on his 2017 Presidents Cup debut, he wanted to be left off the roster for day three.

His event started brightly for the rookie, when playing alongside Phil Mickelson, a Thursday half in the foursomes followed by a win in the following day’s fourballs.

Day three again started well for the pairing, beating Jhonattan Vegas and Emiliano Grillo 2&1 and taking their record to 2-1-0, before that strange request.

Golf writer Brentley Romine posted a tweet on Thursday revealing that Kisner approached the then U.S captain Steve Stricker and asked for Saturday afternoon off, because:

“Because Georgia played Tennessee. Strick is like. ‘Seriously?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, man, that’s my squad.'”

This is not the first time that golf took a back-seat to a Bulldog game.

In the same year, while competing at the Tour Championship, Kisner took to social media to arrange a flight to a Georgia-Mississippi game, eventually finishing tied third at the lucrative season finale.

The mid-event break clearly does him good as he also profited at Liberty National, halving his Sunday singles game with Anirban Lahiri and keeping intact an undefeated record as his team thrashed the Internationals 19-11.

Kisner didn’t take part in the opening day of this year’s Presidents Cup and there is no knowing whether he will play when Davis Love requires him to. Better check the football schedule first.

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‘It’s a slap in the face’ – Patrick Reed hits out at DP World Tour over treatment at latest events

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This week, Patrick Reed is playing in the Cazoo Open De France at Le Golf National. The course is where the 2018 Ryder Cup was held. The European Team won the trophy, and Reed was only able to muster one point in three matches.

This week however, Patrick Reed was the betting favorite entering play. Despite being somewhat of a regular on the DP World Tour, Reed feels as though the treatment he’s received this week has been “a slap in the face”.

Reed is by far the biggest name in the field, but wasn’t asked to play in the pro-am or conduct a pre-tournament press conference. Of course, this treatment is a result of the 33 year old’s decision to join LIV Golf.

According to The Telegraph, Reed told Journal du Golf: “It’s a slap in the face not to invite me to do a press conference here, or as happened in Wentworth, not to have me play the pro-am and all those things. At the end of the day, it’s just my golf that I have control over. I’m here to support the Tour, France and all the people who are here.”

“But I don’t see why we can’t move from the LIV to the European Tour like we usually move from the PGA Tour to the European Tour. A lot of players understand and support my choice and have nothing against me. I didn’t feel any animosity against me from them.”

While there have been some players who have publicly stated they have no issues with the players who’ve chosen to go to LIV, there have also been a number of players who have done the opposite.

LIV golfers are currently able to participate on the DP World Tour due to a temporary court order until it is resolved legally. A decision on their eligibility going forward is expected to be given in February.

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Congress members blast ‘pimp’ Greg Norman in meeting at Capitol Hill

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On Wednesday, LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman met with members of congress to discuss LIV’s current dispute with the PGA TOUR.

It didn’t go very well.

According to multiple sources, Republican Tim Burchett of Tennessee walked out of the meeting due to an inability to understand Norman due to his accent as well as the “propaganda” he felt Norman was sharing.

Burchett later sent a tweet himself about the meeting with “The Shark”.

Burchett wasn’t the only member of congress to give Norman a hard time.. Chip Roy of Texas said to reporters of the meeting: “Don’t come in here and act like you’re doing some great thing, while you’re pimping a billion dollars of Saudi Arabian money,”

It’s unclear whether or not any of the lawmakers gave Norman the reception he was looking for, but he did later thank them for meeting with him via an Instagram post.

 

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