McIlroy misses the cut

Updated: May 12, 2012


World number one Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the Players Championship after shooting a four-over-par 76 in Friday’s second round which ended with a trio of Americans sharing the lead.

Zach Johnson, Kevin Na and Matt Kuchar were knotted at eight-under 136, a shot clear of compatriot Harris English.

But with five players sitting a further stroke adrift and the course likely to get tougher over the weekend, the event widely known as golf’s unofficial fifth major remains wide open.

One player who will not be able to make a move on Saturday is McIlroy, who has had a miserable record at the TPC Sawgrass course where he also missed the cut in his previous two appearances at the venue before skipping the event last year.