Two-time major winner FORCED OUT of 2023 US PGA Championship

The player has said the major will always have a 'special place' in his heart. 

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Tue, 16 May 2023
Two-time major winner FORCED OUT of 2023 US PGA Championship

John Daly was forced to withdraw from the forthcoming PGA Championship due to injury. 

Daly, a two-time major winner, has not confirmed what specifically is preventing him from teeing it up at Oak Hill in Rochester, New York this week. 

In a statement, he said:

"I'm really disappointed to miss the PGA Championship. This major means the world to me and will always have a special place in my heart. I wish the best to those competing."

Related: 2023 PGA Championship field

The 57-year-old made his breakthrough at this major way back in 1991. 

He actually got into the field as an alternate and ultimately went on to win the Wanamaker by three shots and catapulted to golf superstardom.

Daly was made to wait until 1995 to taste major victory once again when captured the Open at St. Andrews. 

The ever-popular Daly caught the headlines at the 2015 PGA Championship when he tossed a club into a lake following an errant shot. 

He fought for the right to ride in a cart due to a disability which became the subject of a fierce debate at the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. 

This is the third time in Daly's career that he has missed the PGA Championship. 

The last time Daly made a PGA Tour start came when he competed in the team event, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with David Duval. 

Daly has been replaced in the field by Stephen Jaeger. 

Elsewhere in the field, Martin Kaymer, also a two-time major winner who plays LIV Golf events these days, has also withdrawn. 

That is despite competing last week at LIV Golf Tulsa, which was won by Dustin Johnson

Kaymer has explained his reasoning, which you can read here

The favourite to win the 2023 PGA Championship is Jon Rahm, swiftly followed by Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler

Keep your eyes peeled on GolfMagic in the coming days where the tee times will be released, as well as the confirmation of prize money. 

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