John Daly withdraws from senior major then fumes (!) at state of tee boxes

Two-time major winner John Daly took aim at the PGA of America after he withdrew from the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.

John Daly withdraws from senior major then fumes (!) at state of tee boxes
John Daly withdraws from senior major then fumes (!) at state of tee boxes

A week after withdrawing from the 2023 PGA Championship on the eve of the major, John Daly has withdrawn from the senior version. 

The reason, unsurprisingly, is injury. Daly confirmed his withdrawal from the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship on Friday. 

Then he posted picture of his knees looking bit worse for wear. He was highly critical of the PGA, claiming they are making holes 'really, really long' and also wasn't too happy with the tee boxes. 

He cited the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act 1990) after completing 13 holes of the first round.

"So hard to play tee boxes that are down grade. Golf course is great but I wish they would make their tee boxes level! We are not young anymore!! Some guys are ADA and we can not follow through on down hill tee boxes!! I'm sorry you are going the wrong way in golf but I love y'all. But you are making holes really really long.. St Andrew's never had a downhill tee box. Quit while your NOT ahead…. Thank you 13." - John Daly

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Daly caught the headlines in 2018 when he was refused a cart in the US Seniors Open. He later vowed he would never play USGA tournaments again. 

He was scheduled to participate in this year's PGA Championship at Oak Hill, won by LIV Golf's Brooks Koepka, but had to pull out at the last minute.

"I'm really disappointed to miss the PGA Championship," he said. "This major means the world to me and will always have a special place in my heart. I wish the best to those competing." 

Daly, a two-time major winner, has been afflicted with a number of health issues in recent years. He was diagnosed with bladder cancer three years ago and also had both of his knees replaced.

Despite these issues he still managed to play the father/son jaunt on the PGA Tour with his son alongside the likes of Tiger Woods and Charlie Woods at the PNC Championship. He also played in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans alongside David Duval. 

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