After two rounds of the British Open, the cut has been made, so let’s see what notable names didn’t make the weekend and the tee times for those who did.
The first two rounds of the British Open didn’t see much carnage, but it did feature many excellent golf moments. While there are a lot of notable names that won’t play this weekend, the field who is should provide plenty of entertainment.
After two days of breakfast golf, it’s sad to think there are only two more days of it.
However, fans will get to sleep in a little later this weekend since the field got cut down and the third round will start at 5 a.m. ET. So still have that coffee brewing because it’s still an early morning.
Only two rounds remain before the 150th Open Champion gets crowned, and favorite Rory McIlroy is still in the hunt at -10. He is three shots off the leader, Cam Smith who shot a 64 on Friday to lead at 13-under. Cameron Young sits in solo second place, at 11-under keeping his momentum from Thursday’s round.
Viktor Hovland went low on Friday as he is 10-under through the first two days. He and Rory will play together on Saturday, which should be one of the premiere pairings.
Dustin Johnson shot a 67 on Friday to sit in fifth place at 9-under. Scottie Scheffler is in contention for another major championship this season, proving he is one of the hottest golfers on the PGA Tour. Tyrrell Hatton and Adam Scott are two more that are right in the mix as well.
Sahith Theegala was a nice surprise shooting a 68 to be six shots off the lead.
This weekend is sure to be historical, but those who didn’t make the cut also made some history.
Open Championship missed cuts: Notable players missing the weekend
While the weekend field is impressive, some of those who didn’t make the cut were kind of surprising. Former St. Andrews winner and runner-up Louis Oosthuizen missed the cut by one shot. He struggled on Friday and couldn’t make it happen.
The 2015 St. Andrews winner, Zach Johnson did not have his best stuff this week either. He finished +3 through two rounds, which was also what 1995 St. Andrews winner John Daly shot.
Mito Pereira went 75-74 after playing well the last few weeks. St. Andrews proved to be a hump he couldn’t overcome.
Max Homa missed the cut despite rebounding from a tough start to the day. He was a part of the historical moment with Tiger Woods, who also missed the cut. Despite missing the cut, Homa got to spend two rounds with one of his heroes, which had to help the circumstances.
Collin Morikawa became the first reigning champion since Darren Clarke in 2012 to miss the cut, so that was disappointing to see. He had some bright spots but couldn’t put it all together to make it happen. It was close because it was one shot off the cutline.
The last two notable names that missed the cut were former Open champion Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka. Neither played very well on Thursday or Friday, but they are usually some of the toughest competitors in major fields.
It’ll be weird not to see some of these guys play this weekend, but those who did will give golf fans the entertainment to close out the fourth and final major with a bang.
All times are listed are local Scotland times, which is five hours ahead of EST in the US.
British Open: Saturday tee times for The Open Championship
- 8:35 a.m. — Richard Mansell
- 8:45 a.m. — Trey Mullinax, Kevin Kisner
- 8:55 a.m. — Tony Finau, Adri Arnaus
- 9:05 a.m. — Justin De Los Santos, Robert MacIntyre
- 9:15 a.m. — Francesco Molinari, Dean Burmester
- 9:25 a.m. — Lars Van Meijel, Robert Dinwiddie
- 9:40 a.m. — Sebastián Muñoz, Jordan L. Smith
- 9:50 a.m. — Sungjae Im, Aaron Jarvis (a)
- 10:00 a.m. — Wyndham Clark, Sam Bairstow (a)
- 10:10 a.m. — Christiaan Bezuidenhout, John Parry
- 10:20 a.m. — Anthony Quayle, Chris Kirk
- 10:30 a.m. — Hideki Matsuyama, Bryson DeChambeau
- 10:45 a.m. — Jamie Rutherford, Jason Scrivener
- 10:55 a.m. — Joaquin Niemann, Paul Casey
- 11:05 a.m. — Marcus Armitage, Adrian Meronk
- 11:15 a.m. — Justin Thomas, Jason Kokrak
- 11:25 a.m. — Danny Willett, Corey Conners
- 11:35 a.m. — Billy Horschel, Cameron Tringale
- 11:50 a.m. — Laurie Canter, Thomas Pieters
- 12:00 p.m. — Russell Henley, Dylan Frittelli
- 12:10 p.m. — Brian Harman, Tommy Fleetwood
- 12:20 p.m. — Kurt Kitayama, Garrick Higgo
- 12:30 p.m. — Ian Poulter, Sam Burns
- 12:40 p.m. — David Law, Filippo Celli
- 12:55 p.m. — Sergio Garcia, Will Zalatoris
- 1:05 p.m. — Shane Lowry, Nicolai Hojgaard
- 1:15 p.m. — Victor Perez, Brad Kennedy
- 1:25 p.m. — Joohyung Kim, Patrick Reed
- 1:35 p.m. — Harold Varner III, Jon Rahm
- 1:45 p.m. — Jordan Spieth, Thriston Lawrence
- 2:00 p.m. — Thomas Detry, Xander Schauffele
- 2:10 p.m. — Lee Westwood, David Carey
- 2:20 p.m. — Yuto Katsuragawa, Abraham Ancer
- 2:30 p.m. — Aaron Wise, Lucas Herbert
- 2:40 p.m. — Barclay Brown (a), Sadom Kaewkanjana
- 2:50 p.m. — Min Woo Lee, Matt Fitzpatrick
- 3:05 p.m. — Si Woo Kim, Sahith Theegala
- 3:15 p.m. — Patrick Cantlay, Adam Scott
- 3:25 p.m. — Talor Gooch, Tyrrell Hatton
- 3:35 p.m. — Scottie Scheffler, Dustin Johnson
- 3:45 p.m. — Viktor Hovland, Rory McIlory
- 3:55 p.m. — Cameron Young, Cameron Smith
Those last three pairings will be the ones to watch because they will be some of the best golf we have seen in a while. Can the Aussie hold down the throttle for two more rounds or will McIlory finally end the major championship drought?