PGA Tour

Daly withdraws from Open

John Daly (AFP)
John Daly (AFP)
Cape Town - John Daly has withdrawn from the British Open because he will have elbow surgery that will end his PGA Tour season.

Daly says the surgery on his right elbow is scheduled for Thursday.

He says doctors have told him he could start rehabilitation in early September and could return to golf in the late autumn.

Daly says he has been playing with a torn tendon since May.

He says he hit a root chipping out of the rough on the 12th hole at The Greenbrier Classic on Thursday.

The surgery means Daly will miss the only two majors for which he is eligible - the British Open and the PGA Championship because he is a past champion.

He is being replaced in the British Open by Stephen Gallacher of Scotland.

Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
42% - 8018 votes
Cricket
11% - 2008 votes
Football
19% - 3663 votes
Athletics
2% - 470 votes
Boxing
1% - 173 votes
Cycling
2% - 449 votes
Golf
5% - 937 votes
Motorsport
8% - 1596 votes
Tennis
3% - 639 votes
Water sports
1% - 173 votes
American sports
1% - 229 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 586 votes
Vote