US Open 2016: Rory McIlroy leads 6 startling stars that missed a cut

The cut line finished adult being 6 over during a 2016 U.S. Open as players wrapped adult a second turn on Saturday morning. Sixty-seven players finished a second turn during 6 over or improved with Dustin Johnson in a lead alone during 4 under.

There were a series of golf’s star players that finished outward that cut line and headed home early from Oakmont Country Club, including one of a pre-tournament favorites in Rory McIlroy. Six players in a tip 17 in a Official World Golf Rankings were sent make-up early by Oakmont — and No. 7 Henrik Stenson withdrew on Saturday morning — definition a third and fourth rounds will be a bit light on star power.

Here are a six, in sequence of their OWGR, that missed a cut during a 2016 U.S. Open.

3. Rory McIlroy (+8, 77-71): McIlroy looked staid to make a assign on Saturday morning in his second turn after going out in 31 on a behind nine, his initial 9 of a day. He was solidly underneath a cut line during 3 over and had good birdie looks on Nos. 1 and 2 that went begging. After that, he unraveled and dual double bogeys on Nos. 3 and 9 hermetic his fate. The missed cut is McIlroy’s initial during a vital given a 2013 British Open and had finished in a tip 5 during 4 of his final 7 PGA Tour events.

5. Rickie Fowler (+11, 76-75): Fowler’s struggles during large tournaments in 2016 continue. He’s now missed a cut during a Masters, Players Championship, Memorial Tournament and U.S. Open this year. Unlike McIlroy, Fowler never looked like he was going to bluster creation a assign on Saturday morning. Fowler pronounced after his turn that he’ll stay during Oakmont to use and work with Butch Harmon as he tries to figure out what’s going wrong for him.

10. Justin Rose (+8, 72-76): Rose posted a 40 on his behind 9 in a second turn to work his approach out of row and a mark on a weekend. Like McIlroy, Rose hadn’t missed a cut during a vital given a 2013 British Open and had 4 tip 5s in a final 5 majors entrance in.

11. Patrick Reed (+8, 74-74): Reed was on a cut line going into his final dual holes, though bogeys on Nos. 8 and 9 pushed him outward a cut line. Reed strike usually 50 percent of fairways and 50 percent of greens on a week, and he left himself too many up-and-downs over dual days to find his approach to a third round.

15. Hideki Matsuyama (+12, 74-78): It all went wrong for Matsuyama this week. He played with Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson a initial dual rounds, and while they were ripping adult Oakmont, Matsuyama was struggling usually to make pars. While he’s routinely one of a best ball-strikers on tour, Matsuyama could usually find 16-of-36 greens in a initial dual rounds, that is a recipe for disaster during Oakmont.

17. Phil Mickelson (+7, 74-73): Mickelson was flattering assured that a margin would come behind to him on Saturday morning, though he finished adult blank a cut by one. He and Fowler are a usually dual players in a tip 50 in a universe to skip a cut in a Masters, Players and U.S. Open this season.

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Rory McIlroy missed a cut during a vital for a initial time given a 2013 British Open.
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