Two rounds are complete at the 2019 Masters, and 65 players will continue to compete through the weekend. That means 22 players weren’t so lucky, and will bid Augusta National farewell on Friday evening. World No. 1 Justin Rose and 2017 Masters champ Sergio Garcia were two of the most notable players to miss the cut.
For Rose, it was a surprising loss of form. This week marks his first missed cut since last August’s Northern Trust. Rose has four top-10 finishes (including a win at the Farmers Insurance Open) in six Tour events. Sergio Garcia’s last missed cut also dates back to August: the 2018 PGA Championship. Like Rose, Garcia also came into Augusta with some good momentum behind him, having finished T5 at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play two weeks ago.
Any player who finished at 3 over par or better will play on into the weekend.
Matt Fitzpatrick had a lot of work to do on Friday after firing an opening round of 6-over 78 on Thursday, but he bounced back with a round of 5 under par on Friday to finish safely inside the cut line.
Other players weren’t so lucky. Former champ Mike Weir was in good position after an opening 72 on Thursday, but six Friday bogeys derailed his round and he missed the cut by one shot with a second-round 76.
Other notable players to miss the cut among the 22 heading home on Friday include Brandt Snedeker (75-74), as well as former champs Danny Willett (75-73), Fred Couples (78-71), Vijay Singh (80-76), and Paul Casey (81-73).
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