Some of the biggest stars of the PGA Tour will not be playing the weekend at the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol. Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia all missed the cut on Friday and will head home without a chance to hoist the Wanamaker Trophy.
The most surprising of all was Dustin Johnson, who won the U.S. Open and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational earlier this summer. Johnson had a disastrous nine over score by the end of the second round. The poor result breaks Johnson’s streak of 25 straight events without missing a cut.
Sergio Garcia had been playing well of late and had high hopes of capturing the first major of his career this week, but he will have to wait until next year after shooting a four-over 74 on Friday. World No. 1 Rory McIlroy’s struggles continued in round 2 resulting in his second missed cut at a major this year, mostly thanks to his poor putting on the greens. Matt Kuchar, who will be representing the U.S. at the Rio Olympics next month, finished at six over, four shots above the cut line.
Phil Mickelson nearly joined those players, but Lefty fought off a triple bogey at the first to get back to one over.