Daly Out Of U.S. Senior Open, Says USGA Won’t Let Him Use Cart

John Daly

John Daly (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — John Daly has withdrawn from the U.S. Senior Open, citing a deteriorating knee condition and blaming the USGA for not allowing him to use a golf cart.

The 52-year-old two-time major champion went on Twitter to say the USGA turned down his request to use a golf cart, which could have been allowed under rules that conform with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The USGA responded, saying it offered Daly a chance to provide additional information about his condition. Daly said he never received such a request.

Golf carts generally are forbidden in tournament play. In 2001, Casey Martin, who suffers from a rare circulatory condition, successfully sued the PGA Tour to use a cart in a tournament.

Daly withdrew from a tournament last October after his knee collapsed.