British Open
July 15, 2018

British Open 2018: John Daly withdraws due to bad knee, says 'osteoarthritis is unbearable'

John Daly

Chris Condon

John Daly has withdrawn from the 2018 Open Championship, citing "unbearable" osteoarthritis in his right knee. The not-so-surprising news continues what has been a frustrating season for the 1995 Open champ.

Two weeks ago, Daly withdrew from the U.S. Senior Open after the USGA denied his request to use a golf cart. Here's Daly's latest WD announcement on Twitter in which he doesn't specify if he asked the R&A for permission to ride a golf cart at Carnoustie:

And here's the full text from the tweet in case you couldn't see it above. After all, John Daly has a lot of people blocked on Twitter.

Sorry…really tried these last 2 days to compete & walk, my rt knee osteoarthritis is unbearable. It would have been nice to have gotten a cart but unfortunately was turned down by our tour board. I couldn’t even hit balls this am!

Daly has only finished half of his six starts since a freak accident in an Augusta Hooters parking lot during the Masters. Previously, the two-time major champ's right knee collapsed on him during an October PGA Tour Champions event.

As a past Open champ, Daly, 52, is allowed to play in the event through age 60. The 1,000-to-1 long shot has been replaced in the field at Carnoustie by Keegan Bradley.


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