Less than a week after withdrawing from the U.S. Senior Open with an ailing right knee, John Daly was on the commitment list to play next week’s Military Tribute at The Greenbrier.
In a tweet on Monday Daly said, “I had to WD from the U.S. Senior Open. The deteriorating osteoarthritis isn't helping my [right] knee. I fall under the ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] but USGA turned down a cart for me this week. Just going to give the knee a rest. Don't know what's ahead for me.”
The USGA responded with a tweet, “Each request is reviewed individually. We respect the privacy of all players and cannot discuss any medical conditions. We offered Mr. Daly the opportunity to provide additional information to support his request. He decided to withdraw this morning.”
The Greenbrier will be Daly’s sixth Tour event this season, and it will be the eighth time he’s played the West Virginia Tour stop. He’s playing the event on a sponsor exemption.