January 25 2013
Scott Stallings shot a second-round 78 to miss the cut on Friday. (Gross/Getty Images)
By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Scott Stallings started the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open in what appeared to be relative safety. He was one shot off the lead.
After shooting a 78 on a dreary Friday on the South Course, though, Stallings won't be playing the final two rounds. The cut came at 1 under and included 87 players but Stallings was one shot in arrears.
"Torrey south 1 scott 0 wow that was rough. On to Phoenix," tweeted Stallings, who had bogeyed the 72nd hole on Sunday to miss the playoff at the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation.
On the plus side of the ledger, though, was Mike Weir. The eight-time PGA TOUR champion shot 75 but he still managed to make the cut for the first time since the 2011 AT&T National, a span of 18 events.
Jordan Spieth, the 19-year-old who was making his professional debut, wasn't as lucky. The former Texas standout received a sponsor's exemption on Monday and shot 72-73 to miss by one.
Ben Crane, who won the 2010 Farmers Insurance Open, missed the cut, as did former major champions Stewart Cink, John Daly, Angel Cabrera, Keegan Bradley and Geoff Ogilvy. Japan's Ryo Isikawa, who opened with a 64, followed with a 79 and is also headed home.
Like Stallings, J.B. Holmes took to Twitter after shooting 73-72 to miss the cut. "No matter how long I've played this game i am always learning. Most of the time that this game is freaking hard."