Spieth, Thomas and LIV’s Johnson among notables to miss cut

Sunday, Apr 14, 2024

AUGUSTA, Georgia: Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson’s hopes of adding to their respective collection of major championships got swept away in brutally windy conditions at Augusta National on Friday as they were among the high-profile players to miss the halfway cut.

On a day when only eight players broke par, Spieth actually shot a respectable two-over-par 74 in the second round but it was not enough to undo the damage from the 79 he posted in the opening round of the year’s first major.

Spieth, a three-times major winner who is 18th in the world rankings, finished nine over on the week and three shots outside the cut line.

LIV Golf’s Dustin Johnson, who set a Masters scoring record in November 2020 when he finished at 20 under to win his second major, left Augusta National scratching his head as he was 13 over on the week after rounds of 78 and 79.

Johnson, with LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman on site following his progress, had no answer for the tricky conditions as his second round featured eight bogeys and a birdie which left him near the bottom of an 89-player field.