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US Open Cut Line 2012: Final Updates on Those Missing the Final Stretch

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 15:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks off the eighth green during the second round of the 112th U.S. Open at The Olympic Club on June 15, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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Justin WeltonAnalyst IIJune 16, 2012

The U.S. Open has proved to be a difficult place to play when you're at a tough course. This year's U.S. Open is no different.

With highly talented players missing the cut, here is a final update on some notable players who said their goodbyes at the 2012 US Open. 

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy's quest for a repeat U.S. Open championship came to an abrupt end Friday after shooting a 73. His 73 on Friday followed a 77 on Thursday. 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 15:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his tee shot on the tenth hole during the second round of the 112th U.S. Open at The Olympic Club on June 15, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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His performance at this year's U.S. Open was completely opposite from last year's. His confidence wasn't on the same planet, he didn't trust his strokes and he struggled on the green.

When you can't seal the deal on the green, you're going to struggle to make the cut. 

Luke Donald

World No. 1 Luke Donald also struggled at this year's 2012 US Open. He shot 11-over par through his first two rounds.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 15:  Luke Donald of England lines up a putt during the second round of the 112th U.S. Open at The Olympic Club on June 15, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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Similar to McIlroy, Donald struggled on the first day, shooting a 79. His Friday performance was decent but still not good enough to make the cut. He shot a 72 Friday. 

Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson struggled on the first day, just like so many top-flight golfers. He shot a 78 Thursday and then 71 on Friday.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 15:  Bubba Watson of the United States plays a bunker shot on the second hole during the second round of the 112th U.S. Open at The Olympic Club on June 15, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Image
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Seven bogeys and one double bogey destroyed Watson's chances on the very first day. It was a performance to forget for Watson. 

Vijay Singh

The veteran couldn't find success either; it wasn't just the young guns. Vijay Singh shot 13-over par throughout the first two days, 75 on Thursday and 78 on Friday. 

IRVING, TX - MAY 20: Vijay Singh of Fiji plays a tee shot at the first hole during the final round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship at TPC Four Seasons Resort on May 20, 2012 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
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Singh only managed one birdie compared to 12 bogeys and one double bogey. Good luck making the cut after those performances. 

 

What this means

Tiger Woods sits in perfect position to win another major tournament. With some of the best players missing the final cut, it leaves the door wide open for Woods.

To see every player who missed the cut, check out the leaderboard at ESPN.com. 

 

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