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John Daly permitted the use of a cart for 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black

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You won't see John Daly lumbering after one of his mammoth drives at the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black next week. Instead, you'll see him propelled by a motorized vehicle as Daly has received approval from the PGA of America to use a cart to scoot around the massive three-time major host in New York.

Daly, who won the 1991 PGA Championship and is exempt for the rest of his playing career, has a bum knee, and Bethpage is no place for a bum knee.

"I hope I don't get a lot of grief from the fans," Daly told the AP. "My knee is screwed. I had the meniscus cut out. I have osteoarthritis so bad ... I can walk up a hill, I just can't walk down one."

There is major championship precedent here, although not for Daly and not at a PGA Championship. Casey Martin famously used a cart in multiple U.S. Opens in his career. Daly has also used a cart but not at a major and not on the PGA Tour at all.

 

Sad.


Somewhere Casey Martin is saying "WHAT THE FOCK MAN"

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Martin got screwed, and knew he was being screwed, but couldn't raise his voice if he wanted a career.  For Daly, it's just another FU to the PGA.

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I love JD, but being fat is not an excuse to get a cart

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I hope he gets drunk and drives it into the water.  :cheers:

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I didn't like Casey Martin back in the day and was glad they told his crippled a$$ to walk or GTFO. Jon Daly is awesome and I am glad the PGA stepped up here and is doing the right thing. 

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19 minutes ago, drobeski said:

Who here doesnt use a cart ? 

I don't if the weather is sh1tty or if it’s cart-path only.

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I'm as big a JD fan as there is - but if you can't 'go, you don't go.

 

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5 minutes ago, Cruzer said:

I'm as big a JD fan as there is - but if you can't 'go, you don't go.

Perhaps the PGA wants to start using Carts in certain situations and this opens the door.  I really think this is the case.

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1 minute ago, TimmySmith said:

Perhaps the PGA wants to start using Carts in certain situations and this opens the door.  I really think this is the case.

Maybe - but in the process what they're really opening is Pandora's Box.

I'm a traditionalist but I get it, it's 2019 and carts are an option. But if you're going to use them, make them available to the entire field - handicap/injury or not.

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They let you leave the pin in on the greens and drop from you knees now, why not.  Pretty soon there will be clowns mouths on the greens.

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4 minutes ago, Cruzer said:

Maybe - but in the process what they're really opening is Pandora's Box.

I'm a traditionalist but I get it, it's 2019 and carts are an option. But if you're going to use them, make them available to the entire field - handicap/injury or not.

The only real reason they walk is for the face time.  Riding is impersonal.  Let's not pretend there is anything more than that.  99% of the world rides when they play.

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5 minutes ago, TimmySmith said:

The only real reason they walk is for the face time.  Riding is impersonal.  Let's not pretend there is anything more than that.  99% of the world rides when they play.

Face time and tv is big reason for sure, but it's not the only reason.

80% of people wear shorts while they play too and the Tour hasn't caved to that.

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32 minutes ago, drobeski said:

Who here doesnt use a cart ? 

I walk as much as I can.  

Ride in tournys and mens league.  

Ill ride if it is a 90 degree humid summer day.  Or if  getting drunk

I walk a lot this time of year.  I prefer to walk if it isnt grueling and tend to play better.  

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1 minute ago, Cruzer said:

Face time and tv is big reason for sure, but it's not the only reason.

80% of people wear shorts while they play too and the Tour hasn't caved to that.

Never trust a guy who golfs in jeans or jorts.

 

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1 minute ago, edjr said:

Never trust a guy who golfs in jeans or jorts.

 

Or Cargo shorts. :nono:

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2 minutes ago, Cruzer said:

Face time and tv is big reason for sure, but it's not the only reason.

I honestly can't think of another.  I don't buy "tradition", the answer to everything is money.   When the Shirts and Pants and Shoes and Belt and Bag, are hidden on a cart, that I understand.

You and I both know that someday, the Masters will be the last "walking" tournament.  And then it won't. 

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Just now, TimmySmith said:

I honestly can't think of another.  I don't buy "tradition", the answer to everything is money.   When the Shirts and Pants and Shoes and Belt and Bag, are hidden on a cart, that I understand.

You and I both know that someday, the Masters will be the last "walking" tournament.  And then it won't. 

I buy tradition as the main reason carts aren't allowed - even more so than face time. Heck, you can't even use range finders during a tour event yet.

But the issue of slow play is hot and heavy on everyone's mind. Outside of carts as a way to speed up play, I don't 'see them ever being part of the tour game. Least not in my lifetime.

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Just now, Cruzer said:

I buy tradition as the main reason carts aren't allowed - even more so than face time. Heck, you can't even use range finders during a tour event yet.

But the issue of slow play is hot and heavy on everyone's mind. Outside of carts as a way to speed up play, I don't 'see them ever being part of the tour game. Least not in my lifetime.

I could see the "experimental" use of carts on Thursday and Friday of a tournament in the near future (5-10 years).   The Carts of course will resemble stock cars, with all the advertising.

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3 minutes ago, TimmySmith said:

I could see the "experimental" use of carts on Thursday and Friday of a tournament in the near future (5-10 years).   The Carts of course will resemble stock cars, with all the advertising.

Oh for sure, those money greedy bastards aren't passing up a chance to make money off of it. :D 

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12 minutes ago, Cruzer said:

Or Cargo shorts. :nono:

I would give up the game if I couldn't wear cargo shorts. I'm on the course to get drunk and play, not for a fashion show. How else am I supposed to carry all this with only 2 pockets

tees

exrta ball

dip

bag of weed

lighter

an extra beer

wallet (front pocket) 

gram of blow

:dunno:

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17 minutes ago, Cruzer said:

Or Cargo shorts. :nono:

:thumbsup:

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2 minutes ago, bostonlager said:

I would give up the game if I couldn't wear cargo shorts. I'm on the course to get drunk and play, not for a fashion show. How else am I supposed to carry all this with only 2 pockets

tees

exrta ball

dip

bag of weed

lighter

an extra beer

wallet (front pocket) 

gram of blow

:dunno:

I can't stand to play golf with a buncha sh!t in my pockets.  I toss my keys, wallet, knife, etc into my bag as soon as I put my shoes on.  The only things I leave in my pocket are a quarter and a tee.  

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11 minutes ago, bostonlager said:

I would give up the game if I couldn't wear cargo shorts. I'm on the course to get drunk and play, not for a fashion show. How else am I supposed to carry all this with only 2 pockets

tees

exrta ball

dip

bag of weed

lighter

an extra beer

wallet (front pocket) 

gram of blow

:dunno:

:lol: :unsure:

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15 minutes ago, bostonlager said:

I would give up the game if I couldn't wear cargo shorts. I'm on the course to get drunk and play, not for a fashion show. How else am I supposed to carry all this with only 2 pockets

tees

exrta ball

dip

bag of weed

lighter

an extra beer

wallet (front pocket) 

gram of blow

:dunno:

Cargo shorts hell, you need a fanny pack.  :o

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5 minutes ago, Cruzer said:

Cargo shorts hell, you need a faggy pack.  :o

ghey

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3 minutes ago, edjr said:

ghey

They make them with built in phone chargers now. That's not ghey

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Just now, bostonlager said:

They make them with built in phone chargers now. That's not ghey

Battery case FTW

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49 minutes ago, TimmySmith said:

The only real reason they walk is for the face time.  Riding is impersonal.  Let's not pretend there is anything more than that.  99% of the world rides when they play.

This has to be the reason. It seems odd to me to not allow carts like the ease of travel is some competitive advantage. I mean, I kind of get it but eh. Should they ban water bottles on football sidelines cuz hydration is too healthy? 

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Smart for the PGA to let him have it his way, especially since he has zero chance.  If they denied his request the talking heads woulda had a field day for a couple of days.

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I understand it's JD's right to play if he wants. As a former champion, he can play forever............. My question is, why?

If you're body is that's wrecked and even with a cart you have zero chance - why the hassle? :dunno:

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11 minutes ago, Cruzer said:

I understand it's JD's right to play if he wants. As a former champion, he can play forever............. My question is, why?

If you're body is that's wrecked and even with a cart you have zero chance - why the hassle? :dunno:

So he can sell stuff in the parking lot and get some cash for wearing those goofy pants on tv.

4 divorces, a drinking problem and a gambling addiction all need to be paid for.  

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13 minutes ago, Cruzer said:

I understand it's JD's right to play if he wants. As a former champion, he can play forever............. My question is, why?

If you're body is that's wrecked and even with a cart you have zero chance - why the hassle? :dunno:

His biggest payday of the year. Certainly gets 6 figures to show up at his sponsor's tent.  

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If you ride in a cart in a PGA event you should have to forfeit your right to use a caddy. 

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6 hours ago, bostonlager said:

I would give up the game if I couldn't wear cargo shorts. I'm on the course to get drunk and play, not for a fashion show. How else am I supposed to carry all this with only 2 pockets

tees

exrta ball

dip

bag of weed

lighter

an extra beer

wallet (front pocket) 

gram of blow

:dunno:

Is your real name Frank?  I think we play together in many tournaments.

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They should put a keg on every hole too. 

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20 hours ago, Hardcore troubadour said:

They should put a keg on every hole too. 

Fireball shots 

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Yea, wtf is this garbage..  If you can't go, you can't go.

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