Four putts later, his season was over.
Garrigus entered the week at No. 88 in the points race and in need of a strong finish to earn one of 70 spots available for next week’s BMW Championship. After an opening 73, he played the first 13 holes of his second round in 3 over before a 52-foot bomb off the fringe for birdie at No. 5 turned the tide. He went on to birdie Nos. 7 and 8, and arrived at the ninth hole – his last – at 2 over for the week, with the cut line safely established at 3 over.
His approach shot from the fairway left him 47 feet away for a fourth birdie in five holes, but from there things went awry quickly. His lag putt drifted 5 feet right, and he raced his par attempt 6 feet past. When his next putt failed to drop, Garrigus was left with a four-putt double bogey that dropped him to 4 over and outside the cut line, effectively ending his season.
A visibly frustrated Garrigus offered only one post-round comment: the sound of a wall being struck inside the scoring area deep within the bowels of the clubhouse at TPC Boston.