Greenbrier Classic: John Daly Bitten By Injury Bug, Forced to Withdraw

By Carl Conrad
John Daly WD Greenbrier Classic
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Add another withdrawal to the record book for John Daly. He bowed out of this week’s Greenbrier Classic during the second round, citing an elbow injury as the impetus for not being able to finish. He opened with a 75 in the first round and only managed to complete three holes on Friday before throwing in the towel. He bogeyed two of those three holes.

Having to withdraw from an event is not foreign to Daly. This is the second event he has withdrawn from this season and the 38th of his PGA Tour career. While that does seem like an extraordinarily large number, the two withdrawals from this year are his only two in the last three years.

According to Daly’s twitter feed, he tore a tendon in his elbow and is expecting to miss up to four months because of the injury.

Daly has gone through some very public issues since he turned pro in 1987. To his credit, he definitely seems to have turned the corner from all the vices that plagued him in the past and appears to be on the right track. It’s always a shame when an athlete suffers an injury, but it’s especially unfortunate when it’s someone that is trying to battle back to regain some semblance of the success they once had.

Here’s to hoping that Daly has a quick recovery and gets back out on the course soon so we can continue seeing those colorful wardrobe choices.

Carl Conrad is the Senior Golf Writer for Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.

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