John Daly arrives at Bethpage Black for PGA Championship smoking a cigarette

David Dusek, Golfweek
Published 1:24 p.m. ET May 15, 2019

CLOSE

Golfweek: The PGA Championship could be marred by bad weather. Golfweek’s David Dusek reports from a wet and slippery Bethpage Black.
Golfweek, USA TODAY NETWORK

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — A day after Tiger Woods landed a verbal jab on John Daly’s chin, noting that he walked with a broken leg while playing (and winning) the 2008 U.S. Open while Daly intends to compete in this week’s PGA Championship using a cart, the two-time major winner arrived at Bethpage Black.

Late Wednesday morning, Daly arrived at the course wearing a black windbreaker and green shorts festooned with golf terms written in graffiti.

Walking with a noticeable limp and a woven sleeve over his right knee, Daly carried a large cup filled with what appeared to be cola in a McDonald’s cup. He proceeded from the clubhouse to an area next to the PGA Rules Committee’s trailer. There, in an area reserved for handicap parking, he finished a cigarette and was given his cart, No. 515, along with instructions on where he could drive it.

After his clubs were loaded onto the back of the cart, Daly and his caddie rolled past the practice…

Read Story