Daly, denied use of cart, pulls out of The Open

John Daly

John Daly

In a statement released Saturday, the R&A said it "carefully considered the request" from Daly, who withdrew from the British Open ahead of last year's tournament due to "unbearable" pain. That led him to request a cart for the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black under the Americans with Disabilities Act, which the PGA of America approved after Daly submitted the required medical information.

Prize money for the women's British Open will rise by 40 percent to a total prize pot of $4.5 million, organisers the R&A announced on Monday.

But although the R&A expressed sympathy with Daly over his condition, it said players "walking the course is an integral part of the Championship and is central to the tradition of links golf which is synonymous with The Open". "Different continents different laws?"

Daly released a statement of his own in response, and made it clear he was disappointed that their decision was at odds with his ability to use a golf buggy at the PGA Championship and on the PGA Champions Tour this season.

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John Daly's insane life on and off the course continues to be nutty as ever as the two time major champion had to receive mouth to mouth after he was bit by a spider.

Instead of playing at Royal Portrush next week, Daly will be competing in the Barbasol Championship at Keene Trace Gold Club in Nicholasville, Ky. He said he "could not disagree more with their conclusions". He is expected to be using a golf cart.

"My mind's everywhere right now", Streelman told WREX in Rockford, Ill. I need to find a new caddy.

The victor of the Women's British Open will receive less than a third of what their male equivalent receives at The Open, but the overall prize fund for the major has been significantly increased.

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