John Daly withdraws from The Open Championship

John Daly withdraws from The Open Championship
Two-time major champion John Daly tees off from Fallen Oak in the Rapiscan Systems Classic Pro-Am on Thursday, March 28, 2019. (Source: Patrick Clay)

By The Associated Press

John Daly has withdrawn from the British Open three days after being told he can't ride in a cart.

The R&A announced Tuesday that Daly, who won the Open at St. Andrews in 1995, has withdrawn because of a medical condition. He was replaced at Royal Portrush by Kevin Streelman.

Daly cited the Americans with Disabilities Act in requesting - and receiving - a cart for the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. Daly says he has osteoarthritis in his right knee and that makes it difficult to walk.

The R&A said it denied his request because it considers walking to be an integral part of the championship.