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Golf: Mickelson heads long list of big names to miss Masters cut

Published on Apr 12, 2014 2:55 PM
 
Phil Mickelson of the US tees off on the 4th hole during the second round of the 78th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. Mickelson led a host of big names to miss the cut on Friday, as the American failed to advance to the third round for the first time in 17 years. -- PHOTO: AFP

AUGUSTA, Georgia (REUTERS) - Triple champion Phil Mickelson led a host of big names to miss the cut at golf's US Masters on Friday, as the American failed to advance to the third round at Augusta National for the first time in 17 years.

Former winners Charl Schwartzel (2011), Zach Johnson (2007), Angel Cabrera (2009) and Trevor Immelman (2008) also failed to qualify for the final two rounds.

US PGA champion Jason Dufner, former world No.1 Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els, Webb Simpson, Graeme McDowell and Keegan Bradley were other heralded victims of the cut.

World No.9 Rory McIlroy went through to the weekend by the skin of his teeth after sinking a six-foot par-saving putt at the 18th for a 77 and a four-over tally of 148.

 
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