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John Daly out of U.S. Senior Open, says USGA won’t let him use cart

In this April 16, 2017, file photo, John Daly drives to the 9th green after his fairway shot during the final round of the Mitsubishi Electric Classic at TPC Sugarloaf, in Duluth Ga. Daly has withdrawn from the U.S. Senior Open, citing a deteriorating knee condition and blaming the USGA for not allowing him to use a golf cart. (Curtis Compton / Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
In this April 16, 2017, file photo, John Daly drives to the 9th green after his fairway shot during the final round of the Mitsubishi Electric Classic at TPC Sugarloaf, in Duluth Ga. Daly has withdrawn from the U.S. Senior Open, citing a deteriorating knee condition and blaming the USGA for not allowing him to use a golf cart. (Curtis Compton / Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – John Daly has withdrawn from the U.S. Senior Open, citing a deteriorating knee condition and blaming the USGA for not allowing him to use a golf cart.

The 52-year-old two-time major champion went on Twitter to say the USGA turned down his request to use a golf cart, which could have been allowed under rules that conform with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The USGA responded, saying it offered Daly a chance to provide additional information about his condition. Daly said he never received such a request.

Golf carts generally are forbidden in tournament play. In 2001, Casey Martin, who suffers from a rare circulatory condition, successfully sued the PGA Tour to use a cart in a tournament. Daly, who withdrew from a tournament last October after his knee collapsed, finished seventh at last week’s Champions Tour event.

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