Did John Daly flip a golf cart at a PGA Tour Champions event last week?
Left: Getty Images; Right: @tcgillis on X
It has been a long time since John Daly was lighting up PGA Tour courses for big checks, but the two-time major winner and golf legend continues to find ways to grab our attention.
Just a few weeks ago, the 57-year-old Daly was filmed kicking perfect field goals on a football field — barefoot.
But the latest incident happened on a golf course during a pro event. On Monday, former PGA Tour pro and current PGA Tour Champions player Tom Gillis posted a photo on X that shows a golf cart turned over on its side with several people gathered around it.
Most interesting is the person who is pictured standing inside the flipped cart. While we don’t have official confirmation, that person appears to be none other than John Daly.
Beyond physical similarities (including the white/blond hair), the person in question is wearing what Daly wore during last Friday’s opening round of the Sanford Invitational at Minnehana Country Club in South Dakota.
Furthermore, a caddie is seen walking in the foreground with the name “DALY” splashed across the back of his caddie bib.
Daly has a long history of using golf carts in pro events. The PGA Tour Champions, which is restricted to players above 50, began allowing players to use golf carts in most events in 2006, and Daly makes use of that rule regularly due to health issues.
While carts are prohibited on the PGA Tour and at the majors, Daly was also granted a medical exemption to use a golf cart at the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black due to osteoarthritis in his right knee that prevents him from walking too many holes.
That week on Long Island, even Tiger Woods couldn’t resist poking fun at Daly’s cart, joking, “As far as JD taking a cart? Well,” Tiger said, before pausing as a wide grin broke across his face. “I walked with a broken leg, so…”
This is not even the first time Daly was involved in a golf-cart incident at a pro event.
At the 2021 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, Daly was once again granted permission to use a cart. As Daly was leaving the par-3 17th hole during the opening round, his cart got stuck in a soft patch of sand. He only escaped with the help of some onlookers, who pushed the cart from behind until Daly was free.