July 8 2013
John Daly is expected to miss 3-4 months with an elbow injury. (Trotman/Getty Images)
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
When John Daly withdrew from The Greenbrier Classic on Friday with an elbow injury, it was expected that he would miss the British Open, too. Monday he made it official, withdrawing from the tournament.
The two-time major champion tweeted last week that he would likely be out 3-4 months after undergoing Tommy John surgery on the injured elbow.
Daly will miss the British Open, which he won in a playoff in 1995 at St. Andrews, for the first time since 1999. He has one top 25 in the event since, tying for 15th in 2005.
In a dozen starts on the PGA TOUR this season, Daly has missed the cut in half of them. His best finish was a tie for 50th in Puerto Rico.
He also made four starts on the Web.com Tour, where he had two missed cuts, a withdrawal and a tie for 53rd.
Daly was replaced in the field by Stephen Gallacher. Scott Stallings is now the first alternate, followed by Joost Luiten.
Two spots in the field are being held for the winners of this week's John Deere Classic and Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. The winners of those tournaments earn spots in the British Open field. The empty spots in the British Open field will be filled by alternates if the winners are already in the championship.