Not cleared to ride, hobbled John Daly pulls out of British Open
Jul 10 2019
"Having considered all of the relevant factors, the Championship Committee has chose to decline his request", said the R&A, who added that they had "full sympathy" with Daly's position. "John has a special place in our hearts as a Champion Golfer and he will always be welcome at the Championship both at Royal Portrush and in future".
Streelman, Daly's replacement, last played in the British Open in 2015.
Daly has been suffering with a long-term knee problem but claimed he would attempt to "play through the pain" after his request for a cart was turned down by the R&A.
The R&A released a statement on Saturday, acknowledging that while they had "full sympathy for him as this is clearly a serious, long-term condition", they had carefully chose to decline his request. "Different continents different laws?" He said he "could not disagree more with their conclusions". Having considered all of the relevant factors, the Championship Committee has made a decision to decline his request.
Andy Pazder, chief tournaments and competition officer for the PGA Tour, previously told the Associated Press that Daly was approved to use a cart through 2019 at PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions events late a year ago. It said it was important to "ensure that, as far as possible, the challenge is the same for all players in the field". He failed to make the cut. He is expected to be using a golf cart. My caddy is not going to go. Besides that it's pretty exciting.
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