Rory McIlroy misses the cut at the Masters to complete perhaps the most gruesome month of his career

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Rory McIlroy misses the cut at the Masters to finish the most gruesome month of his career, while reigning champions Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood and Brooks Koepka miss the weekend.

  • Former World No. 1 Rory McIlroy had a Masters to forget after missing the cut
  • McIlroy must now rediscover his swing for the USPGA Championship
  • The Northern Irishman signed for a sad 74, in addition to his first round 76
  • Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood and Brooks Koepka also failed to advance

On American television, spiky former American Solheim Cup star Dottie Pepper perfectly summed up Rory McIlroy’s predicament.

“He seems like a golfer looking for the lost soul of his swing,” she said.

The Masters, where the 50 leading players and draws advance to the final two rounds, is easiest to make halfway through due to the limited field – there were only 86 players this year – and the fact that there is always a corps of former champions. the back markers.

Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the Masters in arguably the worst month of his career

Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the Masters in arguably the worst month of his career

Poor McIlroy still didn’t come close to making it to perhaps the most gruesome month of his illustrious career.

Under the tutelage of new coach Pete Cowen, the troubled Northern Irishman now has a month to rediscover the essence of his swing before the circus descends to Kiawah Island and the USPGA Championship.

Nine years ago, McIlroy showed up there at the London Olympics and won the tournament by seven strokes. He looked like a man destined to win ten majors.

McIlroy has a month to rediscover the essence of his swing for the USPGA Championship

McIlroy has a month to rediscover the essence of his swing for the USPGA Championship

McIlroy has a month to rediscover the essence of his swing for the USPGA Championship

“At the moment we are seeing a completely different version,” said American commentator Frank Nobilo.

That much was evident on the par 4 10th, the hole where McIlroy held his drive to uncharted territory on his way to breakup on the final round a decade ago.

This time he missed his approach in a bush and lost his ball. He signed for a sad 74, to be next to his first lap 76.

Defending champion Dustin Johnson made no progress after making a mess of the last four holes

Defending champion Dustin Johnson made no progress after making a mess of the last four holes

Defending champion Dustin Johnson made no progress after making a mess of the last four holes

Lee Westwood won't be involved on weekends either

Lee Westwood won't be involved on weekends either

Brooks Koepka was another big name that couldn't get through

Brooks Koepka was another big name that couldn't get through

Lee Westwood (left) and Brooks Koepka (right) won’t be involved on weekends either

Two other big names who won’t be here this weekend are Brooks Koepka and Lee Westwood, but since the former was on one leg and the other is close to 48, there were extenuating circumstances.

At death, they were joined by defending champion Dustin Johnson, who messed up the last four holes.

But here too he has the green coat to comfort him. He is still number one in the world.

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