John Daly, suffering from a right knee injury, said he had to withdraw from the 2018 U.S. Senior Open Championship because the USGA “turned down a cart” for the golfer.
“Unfortunately — I had to WD from the US SENIOR OPEN. The deteriorating osteoarthritis isn’t helping my rt knee. I fall under the @ADANational but @USGA turned down a cart for me this week. Just going to give the knee a rest. Don’t know what’s ahead for me,” Daly wrote in a Twitter post.
Daly, 52, said he qualifies for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The USGA states that golfers and caddies who fall under ADA “may be permitted to use a golf cart as an accommodation to his or her disability for those events where golf carts are not allowed. As required by the ADA, the USGA will evaluate such requests on a case-by-case basis.”
The USGA released a statement in…