17 Jul 2011

Big names miss cut at British Open

8:18 am on 17 July 2011

Golf's world number one Luke Donald and second-ranked Lee Westwood were among a host of big-name players to miss the cut after the second round of the British Open.

England's Donald, who won for the third time this season when he captured the Scottish Open title last week, carded a 75 for a six-over total of 146 after a crushing finish saw him bogey the last four holes of his second round.

Westwood, like compatriot Donald still chasing his maiden major victory, also fell by the wayside after returning a 73 for 144.

Graeme McDowell, Matt Kuchar, Nick Watney, Ian Poulter, Francesco Molinari, Hunter Mahan, Alvaro Quiros, Angel Cabrera, Robert Karlsson, Geoff Ogilvy, Ross Fisher, Peter Hanson, Camilo Villegas and Matteo Manassero also missed the cut, which came at four-over par.

Former champions Padraig Harrington, Ernie Els, Todd Hamilton, Mark Calcavecchia, David Duval, Justin Leonard, John Daly and American Ben Curtis, winner of the event the last time it was played at Sandwich in 2003, were other casualties.