It’s shaping up to be a fantastic weekend at Augusta National Golf Club for the final two days of the 2022 Masters, but as good as the top of the leaderboard is looking — and it’s looking really good! — not every big name will be playing for a green jacket into the weekend. In fact, many will not be playing at all.
The cut line settled Friday evening at 4 over, which wiped out a strong contingent of stars that included former champions and other past major winners who are now relegated to watching the remaining two rounds.
2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth was arguably the biggest name of the bunch that missed the cut. Spieth needed only a par on No. 18 to make it to the weekend but double-bogeyed his final hole, his second such miscue on the second nine to cap a 4-over 76 round. He finished 6 over on the week, the same as Brooks Koepka, who bogeyed three of his final five holes to finish on the wrong side of the cut line.
Spieth wasn’t the only past green jacket winner to bite the dust and miss the cut, either. 2000 champion Vijay Singh, 59, had a 36-hole score of 14 over. Elsewhere on the leaderboard, major championship winners of the past Bryson DeChambeau and Gary Woodland were among the many who won’t be playing the weekend.
The Masters cut rule of top 50 and ties making Saturday and Sunday leaves us with 52 golfers for the final two rounds at Augusta National.
2022 Masters notable missed cuts
- Brooks Koepka (+6)
- Jordan Spieth (+6)
- Xander Schauffele (+7)
- Justin Rose (+8)
- Bryson DeChambeau (+9)
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