John Daly Speaks Out on Voter I.D. Controversy

by Emily Morgan

PGA champion John Daly discussed the new voter I.D. law in Georgia during a recent interview with Jeanine Pirro on Fox News. On Saturday, the 54-year-old joined the anchor on her show titled “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”

In a clip shared by the network, viewers can see Daly discussing the topic as it relates to the Masters Tournament. The famous golf tournament located in Augusta, GA, began on Thursday, Apr. 8, and comes to an end on Sunday, Apr. 11

In the interview, John Daly openly discussed his opinion on the topic of voting. “You show an I.D. to get alcohol, you show an I.D. to get on an airplane. What is wrong with showing I.D. to vote? It’s something that we should always have to do,” he told Pirro.

Last week, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced that the All-Star Game would be moved from Georgia to a new location due to the new law. Now, the PGA is being asked to respond to the legislation with the Masters in full swing.

Masters Chairman Responds to New Voter I.D. Law Before John Daly Comments on Situation

During the pre-tournament news conference on Wednesday, Masters chairman Fred Ridley spoke out on the issue. He stated that “the right to vote is fundamental in our democratic society.”

Ridley continued: “No one should be disadvantaged in exercising that right, and it is critical that all citizens have confidence in the electoral process. This is fundamental to who we are as a people.”

He added: “We realize that views and opinions on this law differ, and there have been calls for boycotts and other punitive measures. Unfortunately, those actions often impose the greatest burdens on the most vulnerable in our society. And in this case, that includes our friends and neighbors here in Augusta who are the very focus of the positive difference we are trying to make.”

Despite the remarks, it didn’t keep people from protesting the tournament. On Saturday, protesters came out near Augusta National objecting to the state’s new voting law, which passed during the third round of the Masters.

Georgia’s new law also led to calls for the Masters to be taken out of Augusta National. However, Ridley said that he was against such a boycott before the tournament began.