Approved: For John Daly, the use of a riding cart at next week’s PGA Championship because of an ailing right knee. Daly cited the Americans with Disabilities Act in seeking the use of a cart, the PGA of America said. Daly, 53, says he has osteoarthritis in his right knee, which affects his ability to walk. He competes on the Champions Tour, which allows the use of carts. He will be the first golfer to ride a cart during a major championship since Casey Martin, who has a birth defect in his right leg, competed with the use of a cart at the 1998 and 2012 U.S. Opens, both of which were played at San Francisco’s Olympic Club.
Announced: By Chris Kirk, that he will take an indefinite leave from the PGA Tour to deal with alcohol abuse and depression. Kirk, who turned 34 today, is a four-time winner on Tour. He had missed four consecutive cuts, and his best finish in 17 starts was a tie for 15th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. His statement, released by the PGA Tour: “I have dealt with alcohol abuse and depression for some time now. I thought I could control it, but after multiple relapses I have come to realize that I can’t fix this on my own. I will be taking an indefinite leave from the PGA Tour to deal with these issues. I don’t know when I will be back, but for now I need my full focus on being the man my family deserves. Thank you for your support."