John Daly is using a golf cart at the 2019 PGA Championship, with the PGA of America giving the 1991 champion the keys to a topless cart to accommodate Daly's osteoarthritis in his right knee.
The PGA of America approved the request under the Americans with Disabilities Act, meaning Daly will be scooting around Bethpage Black. That has drawn some criticism from players past and present, including six-time major champion Nick Faldo, who said he believes walking is a key part of being a professional golfer.
During his pre-tournament news conference on Tuesday, Tiger Woods was asked to offer his thoughts on Daly being able to use a cart at the year's second major. Woods offered a pithy-yet-powerful comment.
Smirking, Woods said, "I walked on a broken leg, so..."
“I walked with a broken leg.”
— PGA of America (@PGA) May 14, 2019
Woods was referring to his performance in the 2008 US Open, where he won his 14th major championship title at Torrey Pines Golf Course near San Diego. Woods played with a broken leg, getting into an 18-hole Monday playoff with Rocco Mediate with an iconic putt on the 72nd hole. Then Woods and Mediate battled to a draw in the playoff round, leading to a sudden-death 91st hole in which Woods prevailed.
The reigning Masters champion himself is trying to conserve energy leading into the second men's major of the year. He played nine holes on Monday at Bethpage Black, skipping play on Tuesday to play another nine holes on Wednesday to finalize his prep in search of a 16th major title.