The 2018 Open Championship at Carnoustie will tee off without one of its more famous former winners, as John Daly pulled out of next week's tournament with an injury issue Saturday.
He will be replaced in the field by the 75th-ranked player in the world, Keegan Bradley, according to ESPN's Bob Harig. Bradley is best known for his PGA Championship victory in 2011.
Daly's withdrawal is a result of recent struggles with osteoarthritis in his right knee. The issue led him to request the use of a golf cart for the U.S. Senior Open two weeks ago. That request was denied, and Daly also withdrew from that event.
Past winners of the Open Championship are eligible to compete in the tournament until age 60. Daly is 52, but given the deteriorating condition of his knee, there's no telling whether we've seen Big John play in his last Open.
Daly won the event in 1995 at St. Andrews.