British Open
July 15, 2018

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

John Daly

John Daly

(Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)

Photo by: Chris Condon

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John Daly has withdrawn from the 2018 Open Championship, citing "unbearable" osteoarthritis in his right knee.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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