John Daly’s trolley got stuck at the PGA – then fans came to the rescue

John Daly has been using a cart at the PGA since 2019.

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KIAWAH ISLAND, SC — In 2019, the PGA Championship granted John Daly permission to use a golf cart during competition. Daly suffers from osteoarthritis in his right knee which limits his ability to walk. The use of a cart therefore allows him to continue to play the major championship he won 30 years ago.

Except on the sandy carriage roads of Kiawah Island, this was a problem.

After hitting his tee shot to the left of the par-3 17th green, Daly left the tee box and encountered an area of ​​particularly soft sand – where I’ve seen firsthand several carts get stuck this week. And that’s what happened with Daly’s on Thursday.

Daly’s cart does not move.


Sand flying through the air but the cart not moving anywhere, that’s when Daly’s loyal fans got going and gave the cart a little push…

Daly’s cart is almost moving.


Which, moments later, sent Daly off into the sunset.

Daly’s cart is moving.


He made a double bogey on the hole, and continued to shoot 85. Barstool’s Foreplay captured the full video:

Luke Kerr-Dineen


Luke Kerr-Dineen is Director of Service Journalism at GOLF Magazine and In his role, he oversees the brand’s game improvement content covering instruction, equipment, health and fitness, across all of GOLF’s media platforms.

Alumnus of the International Junior Golf Academy and the University of South Carolina-Beaufort golf team, where he helped them rise to No. 1 in the NAIA National Rankings, Luke moved to New York in 2012 to pursue her Masters in Journalism at Columbia University. and in 2017 was named “Rising Star” of the News Media Alliance. His work has also appeared in USA Today, Golf Digest, Newsweek, and The Daily Beast.