John Daly withdrew from the 2018 US Senior Open only 48 hours prior to the event. He later revealed why he said he would never again compete in a tournament organized by the United States Golf Association.
After being denied a medical exemption to use a golf cart during the tournament, Daly, 52, made national headlines when he confirmed he was withdrawing from the over 50s major a few days later. Daly claimed that his attorneys informed him that he was eligible to use the cart under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Afterward, the two-time major champion texted a reporter from USA Today Sports to express his dissatisfaction with the situation, saying it was “just not worth it to me.”
According to Daly, “the USGA just seems to defend themselves after the fact,” while also stating that “the greens seem to get away from them, as they did Saturday at Shinnecock Hills.” It just seems like something bad happens every year that they host an event that makes them look bad in the eyes of the public. The problem is that they never seem to learn from their mistakes.
The Wild Thing began competing on the Champions Tour in 2016, when he turned 50, and he continues to compete in a few PGA Tour events as well.
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