Former champion John Daly has withdrawn from next week's Open at Royal Portrush

  • John Daly initially said he would try to play ‘through the pain’ at The Open
  • His request to use a cart at Royal Portrush was turned down by the R&A
  • The 53-year-old has been replaced in the field by Kevin Streelman

Former champion John Daly has withdrawn from next week’s Open Championship at Royal Portrush.

Daly initially said he would try to play ‘through the pain’ of degenerative arthritis in his right knee after seeing his request to use a golf cart turned down by the R&A on Saturday.

However, the 53-year-old has since had a change of heart and has been replaced in the field by American Kevin Streelman, with Rory Sabbatini now first reserve for the final major of the year ahead of Brian Harman and Martin Kaymer.

Former champion John Daly has withdrawn from next week's Open at Royal Portrush
Former champion John Daly has withdrawn from next week’s Open at Royal Portrush

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