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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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Phil Mickelson likes tweet suggesting major LIV critic asked for $55m to join rebel tour

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Phil Mickelson’s recent social media activity may indicate that one of LIV Golf’s biggest critics actually attempted to join the rival league before being denied by LIV.

The speculation began when Tiger Woods’ former swing coach, Hank Haney, said on his podcast that there was a PGA Tour player who’s been adamantly against LIV that initially had attempted to join the breakaway tour for an asking price of $55 million.

Many people on Twitter immediately started speculating (and some were hoping) that the player that Haney was referencing could be Billy Horschel.

Apparently, Phil Mickelson had been monitoring the saga from his Twitter account, because as this was happening, “Lefty” started liking tweets that were accusing Horschel of being the player that asked for the $55 million.

If the player in question turned out to be Horschel, it would be a tough look for the 36-year-old. He’s gone as far as anyone in his criticism of players who’ve opted to join LIV Golf.

“I honestly don’t think that the American guys who haven’t supported the PGA Tour should be here.

“The Abraham Ancers, the Talor Goochs, the Jason Kokraks – you’ve never played this tournament, you’ve never supported the DP World Tour. Why are you here? You are here for one reason only and that’s to try and get world ranking points because you don’t have it.

“It’s hypocritical because of what some of these guys have said they wanted to play less golf. It’s pretty hypocritical to come over here and play outside LIV when your big thing was to spend more time with family and want to play less golf.”

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Tiger Woods reveals the best celebrity foursome he’s ever played with

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With Capital One’s The Match set to take place this weekend, Tiger Woods was asked about the best celebrity foursome that he’s ever played a round with.

Tiger replied:

“[John] Smoltz, [Tom] Glavine and [Greg] Maddux when they were all pitching with the Braves. That was epic. I shot 62, 62 and lost money.”

The three pitchers combined to win seven National League Cy Young Awards in the 1990s and led the Atlanta Braves to a World Series win in 1995.

The 15-time major champion was also asked what his “dream foursome” would be, to which he replied: “It wouldn’t be a foursome. It would be my dad, myself and Charlie.”

Tiger’s father, Earl, passed away in 2006 and his son, Charlie, was born in 2009.

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Former NBA star turned college golfer J.R. Smith taking lessons from Tiger’s ex-coach

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Former NBA player J.R. Smith is now taking golf lessons from Tiger Woods’ former coach, Chris Como.

The lessons can be seen on the new show “Private Lessons” on the premium subscription of GolfPass.

Of his lessons with Como, Smith said, “For me, I think the most appealing part (about taking a lesson from Como) was about like how fast the transition for him to understand. Like, obviously, everybody doesn’t think the same,” he added, “but to make to feel certain sensations in the golf swing.”

The two-time NBA Champion made $90 million as a basketball player but signed an NIL deal as a golfer in early 2022.

In addition to working with Tiger Woods and Smith, Como has also worked with Bryson DeChambeau, who won the 2020 U.S. Open under his guidance.

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