miss the cut

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miss the cut

In golf, to fail to match or better the score necessary to remain in the final two rounds of a four-round tournament, thus resulting in elimination. Despite a strong start in the tournament, Ms. Ryder fell behind in the last nine holes and ended up missing the cut.
See also: cut, miss
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All the spread firms now agree it is patently unfair that anyone backing a player who makes the cut against one who misses the cut could lose his money - a situation that occasionally came about when the player who made the cut ballooned to higher scores over the weekend.
Oh, and the great part is, if the music misses the cut, this CD has another use - shove it into the PC or the Mac and there's a multimedia golf instruction from the guys.
Remember this bet is worked out on the total of both players over 72 holes; if one misses the cut, his 36-hole score is doubled.
Walking-around money: After receiving $100,000 in appearance fees to play in last week's Dutch Open, John Daly shoots a 51 on the front nine, takes an 89 for his round and misses the cut by 23 shots.