Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy’s The question of a green jacket will have to wait at least a year after both failed to make the cut at Augusta.
Many around the golf world wondered if there would be a year when McIlroy, the four-time major champion, would finally pull off his greatest loss.
McIlroy has seven top 10 finishes The last nine lords And last year he finished in second place with 64. Although it was a year ago, there was momentum for 2023.
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However, that was not the case. Normally a slow starter at Augusta, he even shot a 72 round. But Friday was a disaster. He bogeyed seven holes and lost just two strokes on the day, posting a 5-over 77.
When The game was suspended on Friday, Thomas was sitting at 2 under for the day. However, he was unable to adapt to the poor weather and start on Saturday morning. He double-bogeyed 11 and then bogeyed four more in the final seven holes. From holes 11 through 18, he was 5-over, and his 42 on the back nine finished with a 6-over 78 for the round.
Thomas looked to make the cut as late as the 16th hole. His bogey put him on 17 Tiger Woods In the cut line and Thomas on the edge. But it resulted in an early finish when he finished 18th.
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Bryson DeChambeau (4 over), 2016 champion Danny Willett (6 over), 2017 champion Sergio Garcia (7 over) and two-time champion Bubba Watson (9 over) also head home early.
Fred Couples, 63, became the oldest player in tournament history to make the cut and amateur Sam Bennett not only made the cut, but is in the final round of the third round.
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Brooks Koepka (12 under) led by two rounds. John Rahm. with two stripes.