Daly request for cart at Open 'under consideration'

Daly request for cart at Open
Daly request for cart at Open 'under consideration'  

After driving his way around Bethpage Black last week, John Daly has submitted another request to use a cart when The Open heads to Royal Portrush this summer.

Daly petitioned the PGA of America under the Americans with Disabilities Act for the use of a cart at last week's PGA Championship, citing his ailing right knee. While a similar request for the U.S. Senior Open was denied last summer by the USGA, he was approved by the PGA and used a cart en route to rounds of 75-76 and a missed cut on Long Island.

Daly is fully exempt for The Open, having won in 1995 at St. Andrews, and the R&A told Golf.com that the 53-year-old has reached out about the use of a cart.

"We have received a request from John Daly to use a buggy at The Open, and it is currently under consideration," said an R&A spokesperson.

Daly is limited by osteoarthritis in his right knee, making it difficult to walk long distances and especially downhill. He missed last year's Open at Carnoustie because of a knee injury and has not made the cut since 2012 at Royal Lytham, but he will remain exempt until age 60 as a past champion.

"I enjoy playing. I'm still competitive," Daly said. "And I think getting to play hopefully the British in a cart ... Past champions I think if we can play, no matter what it takes, I think we should."


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