Two-time major winner John Daly has withdrawn from next week´s Open at Royal Portrush after his request to be allowed to use a buggy was turned down.
The 1995 Open winner used a buggy at the US PGA Championship in May because of a knee problem.
After the R&A rejected his request, the 53-year-old said he had would try to “play through the pain” but has since had a change of heart.
American Kevin Streelman will replace Daly in the field.
Daly is exempt from qualifying, like all previous Open champions, until he is aged 60.
The Open is returning to Portrush for the first time in 68 years from Thursday 18th July.
Four-times major winner, Rory McIlroy said this week that the famous links course is in great shape as he bids to win on his home turf.
The world number three said that he was proud of his part in bringing the Open back to his native Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951.