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John Daly out with elbow injury

NEW DELHI -- American John Daly has withdrawn from the $2.4
million Avantha Masters golf tournament after injuring his elbow in
the first round.

Daly had said after his first round of 7-over 79 on Thursday
that he had probably torn ligaments in his right elbow.

The 45-year-old said on Twitter that his "elbow snapped" when
he played a shot on the ninth hole.

Peter Whiteford of Scotland shot a 4-under 68 on Friday for a two-shot lead after the second round.

Whiteford shared the lead with Alejandro Canizares of Spain with a 66 after the first round. He moved to 10-under 134 at the halfway point as he seeks his first European Tour victory.

Daly posted a photo on his Twitter page with his right arm in a
cast, saying "no bones are broken, possible torn ligaments
according to European Tour Docs--getting home for X-rays!"

Daly is a two-time major winner, with titles at the 1991 PGA
Championship and the 1995 British Open.

Canizares fell into a tie for 16th with a 73 for a 139 two-day total. Prom Meesawat of Thailand is second at 8 under after shooting 64 in the second round.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.