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Hunter Mahan misses cut at windy Qatar Masters

DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Hunter Mahan has become the biggest name to miss the cut at the Qatar Masters, shooting a 3-over 75 in blustery conditions that included three bogeys on his last five holes.

The tournament has been disrupted by wind all week that forced organizers to call off play Friday and reduce the event to 54 holes. Mahan, who made a 17,000-mile detour to make his debut in the Middle East, struggled in the windy conditions from the start, shooting an opening 74. He finished at 5-over 149.

It was a much different story for defending champion Thomas Bjorn. After opening with a 7-over 79, he bounced back with a 65 for even-par 144. It appeared Bjorn would miss the cut when he bogeyed the 11th but then he ran off five birdies on his last seven holes.

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