John Daly tries to play in the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship this weekend, a week after missing his 105th PGA Championship. After 13 holes, he opted to withdraw from the tournament and took to Twitter to blow up the American PGA for their tee box.
“It’s very difficult to play a downgrade tee box. The golf course is great but I wish they would level their tee boxes! We are not young anymore!! Some people are ADA and we can’t follow the tee box down the hill!! Sorry @PGA you went the wrong way on golf but I love you all. But you make the hole really long.. St Andrew’s never had a tee box downhill. Stop when NOT ahead…. Thanks 13,” Daly tweeted.
It’s very difficult to play a downgrade tee box. The golf course is great but I wish they would level their tee boxes! We are not young anymore!! Some people are ADA and we can’t follow the tee box down the hill!! I am sorry @PGA You go the wrong way in golf but I… pic.twitter.com/Uajbg2HRA4
— John Daly (@PGA_JohnDaly) May 26, 2023
He included a picture of his old looking leg with his left knee looking swollen.
The PGA Senior Championship plays the Fields Ranch East course at the PGA’s new headquarters in Frisco, TX. However, the tee box was not up to the standards of the 1991 PGA Champion.
As someone who has had multiple injuries and is currently rehabbing knee replacement surgery, Daly let the PGA think about it. Of course, Daly’s eating habits don’t seem to be helping him.
The 57-year-old is no stranger to being outspoken. In 2018, he worked with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because the US Seniors Open refused to give him a cart to use during rounds, according to GolfMonthly. His health has continued to be in the news in recent years, with his 2020 diagnosis of bladder cancer and now having both knees replaced.
Daly competed in the first senior major of the year in County Traditions, where he finished T65.