Missed Masters Cups in 2019: World No.1, Three Recent Masters Masters Fail

AUGUSTA, GA. – If you had asked me at the beginning of the week what would really make me think, Paul Casey, No. 11 worldwide, and Justin Rose, World No. 1, making the cup at the 2019 Masters would have been Inside my top five locks. Alas, they both missed the four-game win on Friday in the second round at Augusta National.

Rose pulled 75-73 and missed the number, while Casey dropped 81-73 to miss it a lot more. 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett shot 148 to miss him as well. The 2017 Masters champion, Sergio Garcia, joined him at 148. Meanwhile, 2011 champion Charl Schwartzel shot 149. Willett has missed three straight cuts at Augusta National since he's won his green jacket. Garcia failed to qualify for the weekend in his two subsequent attempts.

These are the biggest names that will not play this weekend, although several others have almost joined them. 3-on-3 players were saved by the 10-shot rule. Normally the cut is in the top 50 and ties, but it also includes anyone within 10 points of the head.

Golfers at age 3 are not in the top 50, but they are within 10 of the head. If Adam Scott had not bugged the 16th hole to return to 7 under par, he would have stayed at 8 under, a 3 out of 3 group including Billy Horschel, Martin Kaymer, Eddie Pepperell and Zach Johnson would have signed this week -end.

That would also have been the case if one of the other players at the top of the 7-under chart, including Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen (along with Scott) had finished the second day at 8 under.

Here is an overview of the notable missed cuts.

  • Justin Rose: 148
  • Sergio Garcia: 148
  • Danny Willett: 148
  • Brandt Snedeker: 149
  • Charl Schwartzel: 149
  • Paul Casey: 154

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