Masters 2021 LIVE: Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka all MISS CUT as Justin Rose keeps lead

THE MASTERS has sprung some massive surprises with defending champion Dustin Johnson missing the cut.

Also going home early are heavyweights Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka.

Meanwhile Justin Rose is still in the lead despite a patchy day in Georgia.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    END OF DAY TWO

    Here's a look at the leaderboard at the halfway stage of the 2021 Masters.

    Justin Rose leads after two rounds but there are plenty of players in the mix for the green jacket.

    Jordan Spieth, Tony Finau and Justin Thomas are three big names that played brilliantly today so expect those three to be in the top ten come Sunday evening.

    It will be interesting to see if debutant Will Zalatoris keeps this level up after two scores of 69 on days one and two.

    If he does it would be one of the most incredible Masters wins of all time.

    Or will Justin Rose hold on to claim his first ever green jacket after two second place finishes in 2015 and 2017?

    Nobody can predict what will happen over the course of the next two days at Augusta, but in just forty-eight hours time the 2021 Masters champion will have been crowned.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    EVER PRESENT

    Phil Mickleson has made the cut at Augusta for the TWENTY-SIXTH time of his career.

    That is an unbelievable stat.

    It's the sixth most made cuts of all time at the Masters.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    ROSE GETS HIS NOSE IN FRONT

    Justin Rose still holds the lead after day two at the Masters.

    He followed up yesterday's seven under par score with a level par score of 72 today.

    He did well to stay calm after an iffy front nine and rack up three birdies on the back nine to stay at the top of the leaderboard.

     

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SHORTEST EVER REIGN

    Due to the 2020 Masters being delayed until November of last year, Dustin Johnson's reign as champion is the shortest in Masters history.

    His reign lasts just five months and his five over par this year is a long, long way off the TWENTY under par he posted in Novemeber to record the lowest ever winning score in the competition.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    BIG NAMES CUT

    An unforgiving Augusta has claimed the names of some of golf's biggest stars today.

    Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and a host of other big names will not return to play over the weekend after missing the three over par cut.

    Danny Willett and Lee Westwood's tournaments also came to an end today.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    DUSTIN DENIED

    Defending champion and world number one Dustin Johnson posted a score of FIVE under par through the first two rounds.

    That means he MISSES the cut of three under and will not feature again this weekend.

    He becomes the third defending champion in the last fifteen years to miss the cut.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    DISQUALIFICATION

    Matthew Wolff has been DISQUALIFIED from the tournament after posting a scorecard with an incorrect score from the seventeenth.

    Wolff had posted scores of 76 ad 79 so was already outside the cut line but is still disqualified from the tournament.

    Surely that's an honest mistake rather than trying to catch out the officials?

  • Giacomo Pisa

    ONE TO GO

    There's just one group left out on the course at Augusta National.

    The three men still out there are Patrick Reed, Paul Casey and Daniel Berger.

    Reed is currently one over par, Casey two over and Berger four over.

    Berger needs a birdie here if he wants to make the cut.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    A HUNDRED TO ONE

    Three of the biggest names to miss the cut are Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson.

    The odds on all of them to miss the cut at the start of the tournament was a whopping 100-1!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    MCILROY MISSES CUT

    And that's the end of Rory McIllroy's Masters campaign.

    He finishes with a par at the last to post a two over par score of 74.

    He finishes on six over par overall after a poor round of 76 yesterday that put him four over par at the start of play today.

    McIlroy's wait for the Grand Slam of golf majors goes on…

  • Giacomo Pisa

    RAHM FINISHES EVEN

    John Rahm posts a level par score of 72 after a par at the eighteenth hole to go with his par score of 72 from yesterday.

    He may just still be in with a shout of a high finish.

    As we've seen today players can make shots up in no time at all.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    LIGHTS OUT FOR LEE

    It's also the end of the road for Lee Westwood and the 2021 Masters.

    He posts a one under par score of 71 on day two but it was yesterday where the damage was done.

    He shot a six over par round of 78 and never really looked like clawing things back after that.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    DEFENCE OVER

    Defending champion and world number Dustin Johnson fails to make the cut after posting scores of 74 and 75.

    That puts him five over par overall and two shots short of what was required to make the cut.

    That's a long way off his record breaking twenty under par score back in November.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    HE'S BOGEYED THE LAST!

    DUSTIN JOHNSON CAN ONLY BOGEY THE EIGHTEENTH!

    HE'S FIVE OVER PAR FOR THE TOURNAMENT AND TWO SHOTS OFF THE REQUIRED SCORE TO MAKE THE CUT!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    IT DOESN'T FALL!

    DEFENDING CHAMPION AND WORLD NUMBER ONE DUSTIN JOHNSON HAS NOT MADE THE CUT!

    SOME BIG NAMES WILL NOT BE OUT THERE OVER THE WEEKEND!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    DUSTIN DRAMA

    If Dustin Johnson makes this for birdie it will be the shot of the weekend, minus Tommy Fleetwood's hole-in-one.

    He's off the green with a bunker in between him and the hole, and just one shot left to make a birdie and claim his position among the weekend's players.

    HERE. WE. GO.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    OH NO!

    DUSTIN!

    HE'S NOT EVEN MADE THE GREEN!

    HE'S GOT ONE SHOT LEFT TO MAKE THE CUT!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    BIRDIE OR BUST

    So Dustin Johnson is onto the eighteenth and final hole knowing that he needs a birdie to make the cut for the weekend's play at Augusta.

    His tee shot isn't ideal.

    It pulls slightly to the left and lands in the first of the bunkers.

    He's got a bit of an up-slope but it's not looking great for Dustin as things stand.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    DUSTIN BOGEYS!

    DUSTIN JOHNSON HAS BOGEYED THE SEVENTEENTH HOLE!

    HE'S GOING TO MISS THE CUT AS THINGS STAND!

    HE HAS TO FIND A BIRDIE ON THE LAST!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    GARCIA MISSES CUT

    Sergio Garcia has just finished with a par at the eighteenth but the damage was done at the previous hole.

    He bogeyed the par four seventeeth hole to go to four over par overall.

    His bogey at the penultimate hole means he misses the cut for the weekend as he drops to tied 56th place.

    A tournament to forget for the 2017 champion.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    LEADERBOARD LATEST

    With just four groups left on the course at Augusta there's not much chance of any major moves on the leaderboard.

    This is how things stand at the moment, with Justin Rose holding a slender one shot lead over Will Zalatoris and Brian Harman.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    IAN TAKES A BREATHER

    1991 Masters champion and 63-year-old Welshman Ian Woosnam has been thankful for the bench next to the thirteenth tee over the last two days.

    He revealed that he pulled a leg muscle during the week in training and has been playing through the pain barrier yesterday and today.

    He missed the cut after finishing nine over par overall with scores of 76 and 77.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    RUSTY RORY

    He won't make a birdie with a shot like that though.

    He misjudges the length of his first shot at the sixteenth.

    It's too long and into the rough at the back of the green.

    Any last hopes of McIlroy making the cut may be done and dusted now.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    RORY BIRDIES

    That's two birdies out of the last three holes for Rory McIlroy.

    He birdied the par five thirteenth and has just birdied the par five fifteenth.

    He's currently six over par overall.

    Three birdies out of three to finish the round would mean he'd be back for the weekend.

    He couldn't, could he?

  • Giacomo Pisa

    TWO LEFT FOR DUSTIN

    Dustin Johnson makes par at the sixteenth to stay in tied 48th place.

    Remember it's the top 50 players and ties who make the cut for the weekend.

    Dustin is playing with fire but if he doesn't drop a shot on his final two holes he should be back tomorrow and Sunday.

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