Daly WDs from Open with season-ending injury

John Daly will be out 3-4 months due to an injury to his elbow.
John Daly will be out 3-4 months due to an injury to his elbow. ( Associated Press )

Sunday, July 14, 2013

John Daly will not play the British Open because of season-ending surgery to his right elbow, according to the Associated Press.

Daly told the AP he will undergo the surgery on July 11, and that doctors have said he could start rehabilitation in early September. That would mean he could play golf again late in the fall.

The surgery is to repair a torn tendon that Daly has been playing with since May. According to the AP, he hit a root chipping out of the rough on No. 12 during Round 1 of the Greenbrier Classic. Daly withdrew from that event just a few holes into the second round.

In addition to sitting out of the British Open, the surgery means Daly will miss the PGA Championship, where he also is a past champion.

Stephen Gallacher of Scotland will take his place in the British Open.

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