Genesis Scottish Open: 7 big names to miss the cut

7 Big Names To Miss The Cut Genesis Scottish Open

We’ve reached the halfway stage of the Genesis Scottish Open.

Unfortunately for around half of the field, that means they will be heading home early rather than staying to battle it out in East Lothian.

Among those not sticking around are some big surprises – major champions, players at the top of their game and home favourites.

Here are some of the biggest stars going home after round two...

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Robert MacIntyre

It’s been a tough year for Scotland’s No.1, who has struggled to hit the heights of last season. A combination of toil on the greens, bad breaks and the rough side of the draw conspired to send MacIntyre packing.

Collin Morikawa

Last year’s Open champion struggled to get to grips with the Renaissance Club, going 71-74 to miss out by one. That said, he played poorly last year too – then went on to hoist the Claret Jug a week later.

Will Zalatoris

He’s been runner-up in the last two majors and is one of the hottest properties in golf, but the Scottish Open proved too tough for Zalatoris. Like Morikawa, he shot 71-74 and won’t be hanging around for the weekend.

Scottie Scheffler

The world No.1 had a rotten couple of days in East Lothian. He failed to get to grips with the greens and followed a poor round on Thursday with another on Friday. Rounds of 73 and 72 were never going to be nearly enough.

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Ian Poulter

Having taken out a court injunction to play, Poulter clearly expected big things. But an opening 78 did for his chances of staying for the weekend, and little more than 48 hours after arriving, he was on his way back down the Renaissance driveway.

Justin Thomas

After a first round of 73, Thomas still had a decent shot at making the cut. But a 77 on Friday killed off his chances and meant he too was dispatched at the halfway stage.

Min Woo Lee

Lee’s defence of the title he won in dramatic fashion last year was less than stellar. Over two days he was unable to get to grips with Renaissance at all, going 77-74 to finish well back.

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