the 53-year-old John Daly has since proffsdebuten on the PGA tour for 32 years ago created the headlines on and off the golf course.
the Face of the PGA championship on the Bethpage Black course, barely six miles outside of Manhattan in New York city, Daly – who suffers from osteoarthritis in his right knee – had been allowed to play the second herrmajor sitting in a golf cart.
Something that made his countryman and legend Tiger Woods, a 15-fold majorsegrare, that during the Tuesday to react to Thursday's first round.
– Applicable to JD take your golf cart so... I myself have gone with a broken leg, " says 43-year-old, and refers to the US Open in 2008, at a press conference
, who won six majors, as expressed in last week dissatisfaction over the fact that Daly is allowed to drive around in a golf cart in one of the greatest races.
" I think that walking is an integral part of the proffsgolfen, he says, according to Reuters news agency.
John Daly, who usually plays on the american seniortouren Champions Tour, has scored a spot in this week's line-up as the winner of the majorn 1991.
– my Brother, osteoarthritis is a tough thing. If my leg was broken, I had seen that fix it. But my situation is completely different. It is painful as hell, it is all I can say. Just as it surely was for Tiger, " says John Daly in a presskonferenssvar to the Woods.
have had alcohol, drug and system problems throughout his career and, among other things, added in at the clinic. 1993 was sentenced Daly to two years ' probation for harassment against one of his former wives.
Despite the large private concerns have Daly – who is often seen smoking on the golf course, long been overweight and people with type 2 diabetes – still won big titles on the world's golf courses. In addition to the victory in the PGA-championship 18 years ago, he won the British Open in 1995.
last year, missed Daly kvalgränsen in the PGA championship which was then won by Brooks Koepka, with Woods in second place. Rubrikmakaren from Carmichael in California had wanted to go rounds even in years. But instead, he becomes the first person in seven years (since Casey Martin at the US Open in 2012) to sit in a golf cart during a herrmajor.
" I love to go, I have done it for decades. I think it is a disadvantage to run. Regardless, believe me, I just can't (go), " says John Daly, and adds:
– It sucks to get old.