2010 U.S Open Golf Post Play: Which Big Name Players Missed the Cut?

Ryan CookFeatured ColumnistJune 19, 2010

PEBBLE BEACH, CA - JUNE 17:  Adam Scott of Australia reacts to missing a putt on the second hole during the first round of the 110th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 17, 2010 in Pebble Beach, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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It's done, it's dusted and Round 2 of the 2010 U.S Open is firmly in the books.  Unfortunately though for most players, Friday's round at Pebble Beach would be a day in which many would like to forget, due to a variety of poor play and overly disappointing results.

Perhaps the biggest story to unfold out of Friday's round was Tiger Woods' once again turbulent performance.  With three impressive birdies cancelled out by four total bogey's, many golf fans aren't remaining optimistic.

However, aside from tracking Tiger's antics, many other story lines unfolded from the second round.

The first and most notable one would be Phil Mickelson's impressive turnaround. He now sits two strokes behind overall leader, Graeme McDowell. Mickelson is proving to be a serious threat and may take home another Major victory. 

But what about the unlucky guys?  The guys that saw the golfing gods turn their backs on them? Were they left to fight for themselves on a relentless course?

Unless you've been living under a rock, many big name players have failed to make the cut this year.

Quite possibly the most notable name is Trevor Immelman, the winner of the 2008 Masters.  In recent years Immelman hasn't payed much attention to the U.S Open, after only attending the event five times in his 11 year career.

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In the years that Trevor did qualify, his effort was fairly dismal.  In 2008 he tied for 65th, and in 2007 was ultimately cut after the first two rounds.  Therefore, it is no real surprise that Trevor has struggled in 2010.

Aside from the South African native, Australian born Adam Scott has also endured a rather torturous ride once again at the Open, as he continues to struggle to make a name for himself at this event.

Currently Scott sits two above par, and is one of the several likely candidates to be cut overnight. At times Scott did seem to appear confident as he always does. Overall Scott's putting struggled, and he continued to make mistake after mistake.

Unlike Trevor Immelman, Adam Scott has made a number of appearances in past Open's, but has struggled in each and every one to really build any momentum, and push toward the top of the leader board.

Other big name players who are likely to be cut include Geoff Ogilvy and Rory Sabbatini, both of whom are featured in the projected cut list.

At the end of the day, some big names have been cut, but there is serious potential for many other golfing hopefuls to push toward the top spots tomorrow.

Guys such as Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Camillo Villegas and of course Tiger Woods all have a sure fire shot to keep their  U.S Open campaign alive.

It's no secret that Pebble Beach is an extremely tough course, and it comes as no surprise that it has already swallowed up some of Golf's stars. 

Who will be next?

We'll have to wait and see. I have a feeling the U.S Open boat is in for quite a rocking this weekend.