Carnoustie carnage as big guns Johnson, Thomas miss cut
It was Carnoustie carnage for Americans Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas as the world's two top-ranked players missed the cut at the British Open on Friday.
Others who failed to qualify for the final 36 holes included Spaniards Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia, American Bubba Watson, Japan's Hideki Matsuyama and Englishman Ian Poulter, as the championship lost a number of the game's biggest names.
Irishman Padraig Harrington, the champion when the Open was most recently held at Carnoustie in 2007, also bowed out, though not unexpectedly given his recent poor form.
The par-four 18th proved his nemesis, with a triple-bogey on Thursday, when he hit his tee shot out-of-bounds, followed by a double-bogey on Friday.
He carded 76 and 72 for a six-over total of 148, three strokes too many to advance.
He steadied his leaking vessel, however, and still looked likely to survive the cut, only to miss it by one shot after bogeys at the 16th and 17th holes -- and a birdie putt that lipped-out at the last -- for a round of 77.
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