TROON, Scotland – Billy Horschel was one of the early contenders at Royal Troon.
By Friday evening, he was on the wrong side of history.
Horschel, who went 67-85, had the second-largest disparity between the first and second rounds in Open history. Only Robin Davenport, who went 94-72 in 1966 (22 shots), had a wider range of scores over the first two days.
In a rainy, windswept second round, Horschel made five bogeys, three doubles and a triple. He shot an inward 46 and dropped 127 places, from fourth to 131st.
Well I saw all that Scotland and Royal Troon had to offer. Sucks to miss the cut @TheOpen. Troon is an awesome links course.— Billy Horschel (@BillyHo_Golf) July 15, 2016
Other notable slides Friday included Louis Oosthuizen (68-83), Shugo Imahira (68-80), Justin Thomas (67-77), Vijay Singh (69-79) and Phachara Khongwatma (71-81).