Earlier in the week, John Daly joked with Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura that the two should make a tee time for Saturday since it is a major,' and he expected to miss the cut. He did just that, shooting 77-76 to finish at 8-over. His tournament was capsulated on the par-4 16th Thursday, when he made an 11.
Daly has now missed the cut in seven of his last 10 majors played. He also withdrew from the 2000 U.S. Open.
But Daly wasnt the premiere player to miss the cut this week. That dubious distinction belonged to defending champion David Toms.
Playing alongside Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, Toms shot 77-74 (+7). Toms continued his major demise since winning in Atlanta. He tied for 36th in the Masters, tied for 45th in the U.S. Open, finished 83rd in the British ' when leading after the first round - and now missed the cut.
Toms was just one of many Ryder Cup players to miss the cut. With all 24 team members from both the U.S. and Europe in the field this week, only half made it to the final two rounds.
Darren Clarke (+5), Thomas Bjorn (+5), Scott Verplank (+5), Paul Azinger (+6), Toms (+7), Colin Montgomerie (+8), Paul McGinley (+9), Scott Hoch (+11), Jesper Parnevik (+11), Niclas Fasth (+12), Lee Westwood (+14) and Phillip Price (+15) all missed the cut. United States Captain Curtis Strange finished at +13.
David Duval, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and Stewart Cink all made the cut on the number.
David Gossett, who qualified when Tiger Woods won the Buick Open, was 2-under for the tournament after birdies on the first and third holes Friday, but played his final 14 holes in 8-over. He shot 72-78.
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