Masters champion Tiger Woods has not ruled out making his Olympic debut next year if his good form continues. "The body doesn't bounce back as well as it used to and I am aware of that".
John Daly - who says he can't walk more than six holes of a golf course anymore - got approval to use a cart in the PGA Championship this week because of arthritis in his knee, in a telephone interview with the Associated Press, Daly said, "I hope I don't get a lot of grief from the fans".
"I think he's grateful and thankful that his kids get to see a little bit of what he was before they were around", the two-time PGA Championship victor said. I don't think he's doing this to gain an advantage. Four of those times, he did not play due to injury or illness.
"Obviously, as a past champion, this tournament is extra special to me".
"That's the interesting thing going forward: how much do I play and how much do I rest?"
"John Daly getting a cart at the PGA Championship is completely. complicated", writes the Washington Post.
He is also one of the few voices who have spoken in support of Daly's use of a golf cart this week. "I can walk up a hill, I just can't walk down one". "We try and use common sense, what's reasonable, what's fair for the protection both of the player and those issues as well as the playing of a major championship". Eastern tee time Thursday, will be the first player to use a cart at a major since Casey Martin at the 2012 U.S. Open.
He was referring to his fabled 2008 U.S. Open win, when he had tibial stress fractures and a torn anterior cruciate ligament that required reconstructive surgery days after the win.
"This is not only a big golf course, but this is going to be a long week the way the golf course is set up and potentially could play, " he said.
Thomas will be replaced in the field by fellow American and world No 192 Kelly Kraft.