AUGUSTA, Ga. – Sixty-five players will head into the weekend at the Masters.
The biggest surprise is that the world No. 1 is not among them.
Justin Rose failed to make the cut at the year’s first major. It’s just the second time in the past 20 years that the sitting world No. 1 didn’t play the weekend at the Masters, joining Martin Kaymer in 2011.
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Rose shot 75-73 and was a shot adrift of the cut line at 4-over 148. He bogeyed three of his last four holes Friday, a stunning early exit for a player who had never missed the cut in his previous 13 appearances at Augusta National. He was in the midst of a streak of five consecutive top-15 finishes here, including a pair of runner-up showings.
Also headed home early were 2017 Masters champion Sergio Garcia, 2016 winner Danny Willett and recent Valspar champ Paul Casey.