The golfer has been approved to use a cart next week’s PGA Championship at Bethpage Black on Long Island, N.Y., because of an injured left knee. It will be the first time a player rides a cart at a major championship since Stanford alum Casey Martin did so in the 1998 U.S. Open at the Olympic Club. The PGA of America says Daly applied for the cart through its American with Disabilities Act policy and provided information for the medical staff to review. The 1995 British Open and 1991 PGA champion says he has osteoarthritis in his right knee that keeps him from walking a full round. Daly plays the PGA Tour Champions circuit, the 50-and-over tour that allows for carts.
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The former 49ers and Raiders receiver has been named an ambassador for the NFL Academy in London, along with current players such as Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes, Cleveland’s Odell Beckham Jr., Pittsburgh’s JuJu Smith-Schuster and London-raised Efe Odaba of the Carolina Panthers. Rice and the other ambassadors will make regular visits to the academy and help mentor the student-athletes living and studying there.
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