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3 of world’s top 4 golfers miss cut at PGA Championship

Dustin Johnson misses cut at 2021 PGA Championship
Dustin Johnson, the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world, misses the cut at the PGA Championship. It was his 2nd consecutive missed cut in a major championship.

Americans Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele lead list of 36-hole casualties at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course

Three of the top four players in the world will have the weekend off after failing to make the cut for the PGA Championship.

American Dustin Johnson, who has been No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking for 39 consecutive weeks, shot 2-over 74 on Friday at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course for a 6-over 150 total, which fell one stroke outside of the cut line for the low 70 players and ties. It was his second consecutive missed cut in a major championship. He failed to qualify for the weekend last month at the Masters at Augusta National, where he was the defending champion.

American Justin Thomas, who ranks No. 2 in the world, also failed to advance at the PGA. He shot his second 3-over 75 for the week for a 6-over 150 total, also one shot on the outside. Thomas, who won the Players this year, was the 2017 PGA champion.

No. 4-ranked Xander Schauffele, an American who finished among the top 10 in his past three major championships, struggled to a 77 and 150 total, one stroke shy.

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