PHOENIX – Some big names packed to go home early Friday at the JTBC Founders Cup. Rolex world No. 2 Inbee Park continued her history of sluggish starts by missing the cut by a shot.
Technically, Park has missed two cuts in her four starts this year. Her withdrawal after the first round of the Pure Silk Bahamas Classic because of a back injury counts as a missed cut by LPGA rules. It’s been seven years since Park has missed more than one cut in a season.
Park typically gets off to slow starts. She joked about it opening the year. Only two of her 17 LPGA titles have come before April 1.
Wie opened Thursday with a 77 and couldn’t recover, shooting 74 in the second round. It’s her second missed cut this year. She’s 139th in the 144-player field and continues to look for her first top-10 finish since the season finale in 2014.