American John Daly pulls out of British Open golf

American John Daly, who won the British Open at St. Andrews in 1995, was forced to withdraw from the major championship because of an elbow injury.

John Daly during round one of the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia on July 4, 2013. He has been forced to withdraw from the British Open because of an elbow injury.

The five-time USPGA Tour winner pulled out of the Greenbrier Classic on Friday with a torn tendon in his elbow. He is expected to undergo surgery and could be sidelined for up four months.

Daly has not missed a British Open since 1999. He will be replaced in the field by Stephen Gallacher.

The British Open runs from July 18-21 at Muirfield golf course.

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