LOS ANGELES (AFP) - American John Daly, who won the British Open at St. Andrews in 1995, was forced to withdraw from the major championship on Monday because of an elbow injury.
The five-time USPGA Tour winner pulled out of the Greenbrier Classic on Friday with a torn tendon in his elbow. He is expected to undergo surgery and could be sidelined for up four months.
Daly has not missed a British Open since 1999. He will be replaced in the field by Stephan Gallacher. The British Open runs from July 18-21 at Muirfield golf course.