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.
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…
Which, moments later, sent Daly off into the sunset.
He made a double bogey on the hole, and continued to shoot 85. Barstool’s Foreplay captured the full video: