John Daly will not be playing in the British Open after being denied the use of a cart by the R&A.
The official reason for Daly’s withdrawal was a medical condition, the R&A said Tuesday. Daly has an Open exemption due to his victory at St. Andrews in 1995.
Daly detailed an incident via social media on Sunday describing how he suffered a bite from a brown recluse spider in England and eventually had to be treated days later at Uniontown (Pennsylvania) Hospital.
“Fast forward to Friday, mouth/mouth, compressions & unknowingly now in an ambulance rushed to ER all while on family vacation & straight into surgery! Removing what developed into a major infection in my abdominal…