Masters cut line: Rory McIlroy misses cut – Full list of players removed from Augusta

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Masters cut line: Rory McIlroy misses cut - Full list of players removed from Augusta
Rory McIlroy was unable to find his rhythm to make it through to the weekend at The Masters as he missed the cut for the first time since 2010 while defending champion Dustin Johnson also came up short. Justin Rose was the pace setter in the opening round on Thursday but there was more attention towards the bottom of the leaderboard on Friday as a number of top players battled to avoid the cut.
It was originally though that something around five-over par would be enough to get through to the weekend.

But it soon became clear that there were birdies to be had on some enticing pin positions with a host of players enjoying strong rounds.

Bernd Wiesberger set the early pace with an outstanding round of 66 to move him up to four-under par for the tournament.

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Tony Finau also finished with a six-under par round on Friday while the likes of Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Marc Leishman climbed up the leaderboard.

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But there were some rounds to forget further down as it became clear that the cut line would be up at three-over par.

Hudson Swafford finished 11-over par on Friday while Brooks Koepka was unable to improve on his opening round as he finished five-over par.

All eyes were on McIlroy though to see whether he was going to be able to improve on his four-over par round on Thursday.

It wasn’t looking good for the three-time major champion though as he soon moved to eight-over par with a double bogey at the 10th.

Birdies at the 13th and 15th gave him an outside chance of making the cut, but it ultimately proved too little too late.

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