John Daly Says He'll Never Play In A USGA Event Again

The two-time major winner is angry about being refused a buggy in this week's US Senior Open

John Daly Says He'll Never Play In A USGA Event Again
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The two-time major winner is angry about being refused a buggy in this week's US Senior Open

John Daly Says He'll Never Play In A USGA Event Again

John Daly has responded after withdrawing from this week's US Senior Open for not being allowed a buggy during play.

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Daly is suffering with deteriorating osteoarthritis in his right knee and despite going through the correct processes, he was told he would have to walk.

His attorneys told him that he could use a buggy due to the ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 - however that is clearly not the case.

The two-time major winner tweeted his anger yesterday and told USA Today that he will never play in a USGA tournament again.

The USGA run numerous tournaments in America including the US Open, US Senior Open, US Women's Open and US Amateur Championship.

By saying he will never play in a USGA event again, it essentially means he will never tee it up in the US Senior Open again.

The 52-year-old told USA Today that playing in another USGA event is “Just not worth it to me."

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He then criticised the USGA on their setup for Shinnecock Hills at the recent US Open.

“The USGA just seems to defend themselves after the fact,’’ Daly said.

He continued, saying 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 injured his right knee last year and collapsed during a Champions Tour event.

He then hurt it again during The Masters after a car drove into his RV.

Daly is reportedly having amniotic fluid injected into his right knee on Thursday and hopes to play in next week's Greenbrier Classic on the PGA Tour.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


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3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x