McIlroy to miss cut after imploding at Wentworth

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McIlroy shot 79 on Friday to miss the cut.
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VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) – Top-ranked Rory McIlroy will miss the cut for the second straight tournament after a spectacular second-round implosion at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday.

McIlroy made seven bogeys and two double bogeys in a 7-over 79 at Wentworth to finish 9 over. It continued his struggles from Thursday, when he tossed a club in frustration on his way to a 74.

The U.S. Open champion's game fell apart completely around the turn when he dropped seven shots in six holes from No. 8 to No. 13. It revived memories of his meltdowns at last year's Masters and the 2010 British Open, when he shot 80 both times.

Luke Donald is tied for second place – four shots behind James Morrison (64) – after shooting a 68 and can replace McIlroy as No. 1 by finishing eighth or higher on Sunday.