Rory McIlroy, Jason Day skip US Open cut

4:02 PM ET

ERIN, Wis. — A catastrophic U.S. Open for Rory McIlroy and Jason Day finished early on Friday as a dual vital championship winners missed a cut during Erin Hills — badly.

McIlroy and Day indispensable low rounds to have any possibility of advancing to a weekend, though both missed a projected cut by countless shots.

When they finished their second rounds on Friday afternoon, McIlroy was 4 shots off a cut line and Day a whopping 9 shots removed.

The tip 60 and ties make a 36-hole cut, that was projected during 145, 1 over par.

McIlroy is ranked second in a world, and Day is third. Both players favourite a march though put their opening down to a miss of execution.

“I’m a large fan,” McIlroy said. “It’s a large golf march with lots of rough, though it lets we play.”

Danny Willett‘s contest will end, too. Willett, who non-stop Thursday with a 9-over 81, withdrew Friday with a behind injury.

McIlroy put many of his problems down to miss of rival golf. He’s twice been sidelined this year with a rib damage and given a Masters has played only a Players Championship

“I need to get rival rounds, a label in my hand,” he said. “I was a small concerned starting out yesterday, and it held adult to me. I’m only vehement to get a few rounds and start personification again.”

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    That’s 8 of a subsequent 10 weeks after only 7 starts in 2017.

    Day arrived during Erin Hills a week ago and felt “I put in a best credentials for any vital in my career,” he said. But he missed his initial cut during a vital given a 2012 PGA Championship.

    “I put it in a wrong places,” he said. “I enjoyed a walk, a golf march is beautiful, though we only didn’t execute.”

    McIlroy followed an opening-round 78 with a 71 and is now a sum 43 over standard in 18 U.S. Open rounds given winning a contest during Congressional in 2011.

    Day combined a 75 to his first-round 79, that enclosed dual triple-bogeys. His sum of 154 equaled his misfortune two-round sum during a major: The Open in 2013.

    No. 1 Dustin Johnson was outward a cut line when his second turn began after starting a contest with a 75.

    Since a Official World Golf Ranking began in 1986, there has never been a vital championship in that Nos. 1, 2, and 3 have missed a cut.

    Others outward a cut line were vital winners Jimmy Walker, Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel, Bubba Watson and Jason Dufner.

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