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.
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If ninth-placed Poulter misses the cut two of the following has to happen for him to miss out: McGinley 29th, Remesy sixth, Haeggman and Jacobson fourth, Davis third, Jacquelin second, McDowell first.
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.
Now the bet is over when one player misses the cut; at that stage both scores are doubled to work out the margin of victory for the golfer who has survived.
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.