John Daly withdraws from British Open
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 16, 2018 10:09 AM
FILE - In this June 3, 2016, file photo, John Daly flips his putter after missing a birdie putt on the fifth green during the first round of the PGA Tour Champions Principal Charity Classic golf tournament, in Des Moines, Iowa.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — John Daly is missing the British Open for only the fourth time since he first became eligible as a surprise major champion.
Daly has notified the R&A that he is withdrawing because of a knee injury. Daly also cited his knee injury in asking for a cart at the U.S. Senior Open, a request that was denied. He played the following week at The Greenbrier on the PGA Tour and missed the cut.
He was replaced by former PGA champion Keegan Bradley.
Daly won the Open in 1995 at St. Andrews in a playoff over Costantino Rocca. He first became eligible in 1992, a year after he won the PGA Championship at Crooked Stick as the ninth alternate.
Daly has not made the cut at the Open since 2010.