The Open: John Daly & # 039; s Royal Portrush buggy request & # 039; in consideration & # 039;

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John Daly is a fan of Bethpage Black fans all week long of his buggy

John Daly's request to use a buggy at the Open Championship at Royal Portrush in July is "under consideration", tournament directors say.

The 53-year-old American, who has a knee problem, used a buggy in this week's US PGA championship after his application was approved under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).

Daly has the 1991 US PGA to earn a lifetime exemption from the major.

He is also eligible to play The Open until he is 60 after his victory in 1995.

An R&A spokesman confirmed: "We have received a request from John Daly to use a buggy in The Open and it is currently being considered. "

Daly & # 39; s use of a buggy at Bethpage Black on Long Island has led to discussion with Masters champion Tiger Woods as reference to his 2008 US Open victory by saying, "Well, I walked with a lump and a leg."

However, PGA of America chief champions officer Kerry Haigh claimed that the right decision had been reached.

"We have a committee, which includes a medical expert, and they review the information, and it was agreed that it justified the use of a golf cart for the championship," Haigh said on Tuesday.

Daly missed the cut on Bethpage after rounds of 75 and 76 left him at 11 past par.

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