When the tour moved to the Middle East he missed the cut
in the Abu Dhabi Championship, then finished in a share of 55th in the Dubai Desert Classic to pick up 5,910 euros.
He missed the cut
in seven of the first eight events he played, managing only a share of 30th in the Malaysian Open.
Tom Lehman, winner when The Open was last held at Lytham five years ago, also missed the cut
along with fellow former champions John Daly, Tom Watson and Justin Leonard.
He shot a one-over-par 71 in the second round and, after a first-round 72, missed the cut
by three strokes and finished joint 82nd.
Defending champion Sergio Garcia also missed the cut
after a second round of 78 left him 15 over par and with just amateurs Matt Parziale and Harry Ellis shooting worse scores.
He played his first professional tournament in Spanish homeland at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters last week but missed the cut
as compatriot and tournament host Sergio Garcia went on to lift the trophy.
Padraig is blowing hot and cold and has missed the cut
seven times in his last 12 outings.
Day was raging after a dreadful first two days and would have missed the cut
had the weather not turned nasty and pushed the mark back to his score of five over.
"Olympic Club (in 2012) was my most recent good US Open performance and I missed the cut
at Memphis and flew in early and enjoyed that little bit of extra homework," McDowell told Press Association Sport.
PAUL KINNEAR just missed the cut
as the 144th Open restarted after a 10-and-a-half-hour delay for high winds at St Andrews yesterday.
Hong missed the cut
at nearby Eagle Ridge by one, but that failure hasn't fazed the creative shotmaker, who will shoot for a repeat in the P3.5 million event against another foreign-flavored field.
His best performance came at the Honda Classic when he finished T6, but he has missed the cut
in his last two events stateside.
Other big names to have missed the cut
include three former Dubai champions.
- Former Sheldon High standout Kendra Little officially missed the cut
on Sunday after the third round of the Symetra Tour's rain-delayed Friends of Mission Charity Classic.
RORY McILROY and Tiger Woods both missed the cut
in the Abu Dhabi Championship yesterday, leaving the first event of the European Tour's 'desert swing' wide open going into the weekend, writes Steve Palmer.