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Masters 2024: Greatest names to overlook minimize at Augusta Nationwide

The 88th Masters Event up to now has been a wild check of talent, grit and resilience. However even some gamers who usually show these traits, missed the minimize this 12 months.

Following a rain delay Thursday, which prompted 27 of 89 golfers within the Masters subject to complete their first rounds Friday morning, issues had been much more tough in Spherical 2.

The wind whipped constantly between 20 and 30 miles per hour, with gusts as much as 40 mph. That wreaked havoc on the sphere, leaving former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel to name the situations “borderline unplayable.”

But, plenty of gamers persevered and both held robust or improved their place Friday.

Collin Morikawa for instance, whose sport had been within the tank this 12 months, carded a 2-under 70 to complete at 3-under heading into the weekend.

Ludvig Aberg went even decrease, posting a second-round finest 3-under 69.

The Masters - Round One, Ludvig Aberg

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Past these guys although, it was slim pickings. Solely eight of 89 gamers completed below par Friday, with the overwhelming majority dropping huge numbers.

In reality, the second spherical scoring common of 75.08 is barely the fourth time within the final 30 years to complete three strokes over par, per The Athletic’s Justin Ray.

It was wild on the market. That led to a ton of huge names lacking the minimize.

Masters 2024: Greatest Names to Miss the Minimize

Dustin Johnson

Johnson adopted up a 6-over 78 with a fair worse 7-over 79 to shut at 13 over par. It’s his worst efficiency at Augusta Nationwide in his profession.

He opened with 4 bogeys on the entrance and matched that on the again with a single birdie blended in.

The 2-time main champion, who many believed had a good probability at one other Inexperienced Jacket, fell flat and can go house early.

Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth needed to end up his second spherical early Friday and made a multitude of issues. The 2015 Masters champion turned the first participant this century to card a number of 9’s on the par-5 fifteenth, crushing his probabilities of a title.

The Masters - Round Two, Jordan Spieth

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Then his second spherical started and issues didn’t get a lot better. He carded a 2-over 74 to complete the match 9-over, three off the minimize line.

Brian Harman

The reigning Open champion was one of many few to play nicely Friday.

Downside was, he was equally atrocious Thursday after a 9-over 81. There was no getting back from that.

Viktor Hovland

Viktor Hovland entered 2024 with a ton of momentum and for good motive. He had caught hearth and captured the FedEx Cup in 2023, successful each of the ultimate occasions of the Tour Championship.

That got here to a screeching halt instantly this 12 months. The Norwegian has struggled mightily all 12 months and that continued at The Masters.

Hovland posted an 9-over 81 Friday to overlook the minimize by two photographs.

Justin Thomas

Thomas discovered himself in competition on the again 9 Friday at Augusta. He had braved the wind and performed at even par via 14 holes for the spherical and the championship.

Then Thomas performed his last 4 holes.

The Masters - Round Two, Justin Thomas

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The 2-time PGA Championship winner discovered the water together with his third shot on 15. He completed with a double bogey seven.

It solely obtained worse from there.

JT shot an unbelievable 7-over throughout his last 4 holes to overlook the minimize by one. From Masters competition to going house Friday night time; that sums up Thomas’ week at Augusta Nationwide.

Wyndham Clark

Wyndham Clark was taking part in in addition to anybody on the planet not named Scottie Scheffler in 2024. And even that was shut, as he completed runner up in back-to-back weeks to Scottie on the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Gamers.

The second of which, Clark was a heartbreaking lip-out on 18 from forcing a playoff.

Resulting from that, lots of people likes his possibilities getting into Augusta. By 23 holes, they’d have regarded actually good.

The reigning U.S. Open champion was even par for the match and 1-under for his spherical.

It was all downhill from there. Clark bogeyed 6, 7 and 9 to shut out the entrance. He then adopted that up with bogeys on 10, 14, 15 and 17 to additionally simply miss out on the weekend.

The longer term could be very brilliant for Clark. I really feel extraordinarily assured writing that. However this was a lesson that possibly Jack Nicklaus may train.

Kendall Capps is the Senior Editor of SB Nation’s Taking part in By. For extra golf protection, observe us @_PlayingThrough on all main social media platforms.

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