The Masters: Who has missed the cut in 2015?April, 2015 News & Tour
Had a few dodgy bets? Then look away now
They’d probably rather we didn’t mention it, but it is always interesting to turn the leaderboard upside down and see who will be leaving The Masters early.
If you’ve put a few dodgy bets on then look away now.
But look on the bright side, you might have saved yourself the agony of false hopes over the weekend and can now actually enjoy watching the golf.
The first name which jumps out at me, for different reasons, is Tom Watson. What a shame he couldn’t follow up his opening 71 and become the oldest player to make the cut.
Let’s not talk too much about Friday’s 81 and just say Watson has graced yet another Major Championship.
Fred Couples is another golden oldie to leave us early on +9, sparing us the annual “could he do it?” on Sunday afternoon as he somehow finds himself on page one of the leaderboard.
Miguel Angel Jimenez and Thomas Bjorn weren’t expected to pull up any trees but +7 was a poor effort from the European veterans.
J.B Holmes was in great form heading into the event and forced many to part with a few quid. He peaked a week too soon and will miss the weekend.
A 77 on Friday is a sure-fire way to give yourself the weekend off" Victor Dubuisson could be a Major champion in the making but his two visits to Augusta tell us it may happen at a different venue. Many people (me included) expected better than +5 from the Frenchman but I guess he was 100/1 for a reason.
Martin Kaymer (what was I thinking) continues to struggle in The Masters and it is unlikely he will add to his Major collection in Georgia. Not much of a surprise to see him leave us early.
It was wonderful to see Padraig Harrington return to the winner’s circle and he was looking good at one point on Thursday. A 77 on Friday is a sure-fire way to give yourself the weekend off.
Another who may have peaked too early was Camilio Villegas.
The Colombian managed a pair of aces in the par-3 competition but there’s a reason why doing well in Wednesday’s curtain-raiser bares no resemblance to what happens in the tournament proper.
Stephen Gallacher, Luke Donald, Shane Lowry, Joost Luiten and Mikko Ilonen were also among the European hopefuls who failed to leave their mark.
USA’s Billy Horschel and Jim Furyk will also have to enjoy the rest of the action on television.
Full leaderboard details can be found here.