But he looked a shadow of his former self as he opened with a 76 and carded a 75 in his delayed second round to finish on seven-over par to miss the cut
by seven shots.
Big-hitting left-hander Bubba Watson fell foul of the perilous 17th after coming up against the wall, chipping out but then thinning his next through the green to make a triple-bogey seven which ultimately saw him miss the cut
TIGER WOODS was odds-on to miss the cut
at the US Open and duly landed odds of 5-6, but the manner of his early exit will have been a surprise even to those who opposed the former world number one, writes Graham Woods.
Dubai: Sergio Garcia was the biggest name to miss the cut
after round two of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club on Friday.
In the end, after hanging around and being called four times to play, Hanson shot a 76 and was bitterly disappointed to miss the cut
OPEN champion Ernie Els admitted he was glad to miss the cut
in the Scottish Open, just days before the defence of his title at Muirfield, as unheralded Scot Chris Doak claimed a one-shot lead at Castle Stuart.
Flint's Garry Houston shot 75-72 to miss the cut
in the Kenya Open, his first start on the European Challenge Tour this year.
Aberdeen's Russell Knox, playing with Clarke, also hit 71 for 143 to miss the cut
Bodog offer 7-2 for Westwood to miss the cut
and 10-11 to finish outside the top 20.
American British Open champion Stewart Cink never found his form at Augusta, carding back-to-back 76s to miss the cut
for the second consecutive year after finishing third in 2008.
1, who had slipped to 882 in the rank-ingprior to Bethpage, then proceeded to miss the cut
in his next event, last week's John Deere Classic.
Steve Webster shot a second round 67 to end the day six off the lead while Paul Broadhurst shot a disappointing 74 to finish on 145 and miss the cut
by a shot.
You don't want to miss the cut
when you're defending.
For Casey to fail to qualify he must miss the cut
and all the following has to happen: Howell topped five, Poulter third, McGinley second and Remesy, Haeggman, Jacobson, Davis or Jacquelin win.
The American captain heads home today after rounds of 78 and 73 to miss the cut
in the Benson & Hedges International Open.