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They were confident going into the majors but not all of them succeeded in manifesting the same. A total of 16 LIV Golf Pros, interestingly, had made the field at the 2024 PGA Championship. Now, after two days of play, five of them have fallen short of impressing the community, all the while failing to make the cut at the ongoing major.

The rest of the group, on the other hand, managed to qualify, making themselves eligible to play on Saturday. As moving day approaches, one can’t help but become curious about the LIV Golf Pros, who failed to make the cut at the 106th edition of the prestigious event.

LIV Golf Pros who failed to make the cut at the 2024 PGA Championship

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1. Phil MickelsonThe 53-year-old failed to leave a mark at his 31st PGA Championship start and went ahead to finish T116 after his second round of play. He could only put up a sub-par performance on both days with the help of the six birdies, six bogeys, and two double bogeys he carded over the two rounds. This caused ‘Lefty’ to register a score of 4-over par with figures 74-72 at the par-71 course in Valhalla. Even so, he finished ahead of Tiger Woods, as pointed out by the golfer’s fan page on X.

2. Adrian Meronk: The 30-year-old Polish golfer failed to keep the momentum he gained in the Saudi-backed league when he raked in three top-10 finishes in his first seven starts. The 2023 DP World Player of the Year, after the second round, found himself in 91st place with numbers 74–69. A Friday score of 69 (-2), which came about as a result of four birdies and two bogeys, wasn’t enough to help him out of the ditch.

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3. Jon Rahm: The Spaniard, interestingly, was stunned at the situation he found himself in after Friday’s round. “Surprised. Surprised because of how I felt like I was hitting it in Australia and Singapore and in the week off before coming here, especially off the tee, hitting great drives—and that’s what’s been my downfall.” The 2023 Masters champ had finished T3 in Australia, and T10 in Singapore with an average driving distance of 312.9 yards over the other golfers. He failed to, however, replicate a similar performance at the PGA Championship when he placed himself at T80 with scores of 70-72 at an overall even par after the second day.

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4. Andy Ogletree: The 26-year-old still has three more holes left to play from his second round. But even if he manages to birdie all three holes, the American pro would not be able to finish above the projected cut line. He could only card a +5 score on his Friday round after bogeying the par-4, 6th hole in the back nine. This, in turn, has increased his figures to a 7-over par overall, with the rest to be resumed by 7:15 A.M. ET.

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5. David Puig: He failed to make do with the special invite that was offered to him, thereby leading him to mark his PGA Championship debut with a missed cut. Moreover, the Spaniard couldn’t keep up the momentum he gained on the 10 non-LIV starts he made with seven top-10 finishes, including two victories, along with three top 15s. Coming back to the Valhalla Golf Course, the professional placed himself at T108 with a score of 3-over par as a result of the 72-73 he registered on the board.

Apart from the five who missed the cut, there are a total of 11 other professionals who have successfully moved on to the Moving day of the PGA Championship. They include Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Dean Burmester, Talor Gooch, Tyrrell Hatton, Lucas Herbert, Martin Kaymer, Brooks Koepka, Joaquin Niemann, Patrick Reed, and Cameron Smith. Surely, an exciting two days await the community!

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