After putting together a solid first round, Mike Weir had a poor second round at the Masters Friday and missed the cut after shooting a 7-over-par 79.
The Sandy resident and former BYU standout had four birdies on the day at Augusta National, but was hurt by two double bogeys and seven bogeys. His 79 left Weir at 151, two strokes off the cut line. It marked just the third time in 13 tries that the 2003 champion has missed the Masters cut and second year in a row.
Weir had shot an even-par 72 that included three birdies on the final six holes to put himself in contention in a tie for 30th place on Thursday. But on Friday, he got in trouble with a double bogey at the first hole and it didn't get much better.
After making one of four birdies on the day at No. 2, Weir made consecutive bogeys at holes 6 through 9 to make the turn at 41. He made two more bogeys at 11 and 12, came back with birdies at the next two holes, but fell back with a bogey at 16 and a double bogey at 17 before finishing off with a birdie at No. 18.
After battling a ligament injury in his elbow during the 2010 and 2011 seasons, Weir underwent surgery last summer on his elbow. He returned to the PGA Tour this year, but has missed the cut in all five events he has played.
— Mike Sorensen
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