Jordan Spieth misses first cut at major since 2014
Jordan Spieth had a terrible finish to his round at the US Open on Friday that will result in him missing the cut.
Spieth bogeyed the 17th and 18th holes to finish at +9 for the tournament, with the projected cut at eight over. The real heartbreaker was a birdie putt on 18 he missed from fairly close range, leaving him to settle for par.
Spieth was part of a great group featuring him, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, but only one is set to continue for the rest of the weekend. All three players carded high scores on the first day before bouncing back with more impressive rounds on Friday at Shinnecock Hills.
McIlroy shot par on Friday but was unable to make up for his 10-over round on Thursday and will miss the cut. Spieth finished 1 over on Friday, a day after shooting a 78. Mickelson was one under on Friday to finish six over for the two rounds.
This is Spieth’s first missed cut at a major since the PGA Championship in 2014. He had finished in the top four on seven occasions since then, including three major wins.