FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Bethpage Black, site of this week’s PGA Championship, has always been considered a physical challenge as much as it is a mental test. At 7,459 yards, the sprawling layout demands much from players.
“There’s a lot of property,” Tiger Woods said on Tuesday. “There’s definitely going to be a component to stamina as the week goes on. Four days over a tough championship that is mentally and physically taxing takes its toll.”
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Specifically, Woods was asked about the PGA of America’s decision to allow John Daly to use a golf cart during this week’s championship. Daly, who suffers from osteoarthritis in his right knee, is the first player in seven years to use a golf cart in a major championship under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
“As far as J.D. taking a cart, well, I walked with a broken leg, so,” said Woods, who famously won the 2008 U.S. Open on a broken leg and a torn ACL.
Casey Martin was the last player allowed to use a golf cart at the 2012 U.S. Open.