Louis Oosthuzien, Ernie Els Among Notables to Cut at Open
The weather took a turn for the worse at Royal Troon on Friday, where gusting wind and rain wreaked havoc on players’ scoring.
Perhaps the biggest surprise of the day was Louis Oosthuizen. The 2010 Open champion and runner-up at St. Andrews last year carded an even-par 71 on Thursday (which included an ace on the par-3 14th hole), but endured a disastrous back nine 45 on Friday, en route to a 12-over-par 83, and a finish of T-143.
Two-time Open Champion Ernie Els bogeyed the last hole to finish five over par, one shot shy of the cut line. His up and down second round of 76 included four birdies, three bogeys, and three double-bogeys.
Other notables to miss the cut include Hideki Matsuyama (72, 78), Shane Lowry (78, 71), and former Troon Open champions Justin Leonard (70, 78), Marc Calcavecchia (73, 75) Todd Hamilton (75, 73).
Jordan Spieth (71, 75), Bubba Watson (70, 76) and Masters champion Danny Willett (71, 75) managed to make the cut on the number at four over par.