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The Tour Report

May 20 2011

10:16 PM

Late birdie moves cut line to 1 under

FORT WORTH, Texas – When Jimmy Walker birdied his final hole of the day – and the final hole of the entire second round -- it didn’t seem like a huge deal on the leaderboard. After all, that birdie left Walker 15 shots off the lead held by David Toms.

But it turned out to be a key stroke for 10 players who failed to make the cut at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

The projected cut line had been even par, but when Walker birdied, he moved the cut line to 1 under. Those unfortunate players who finished at even par were: Billy Mayfair, John Rollins, Heath Slocum, Angel Cabrera, Bryce Molder, Mark Brooks, Kevin Chappell, Ryuji Imada, Rocco Mediate and Tommy Gainey, who had bogeyed his last hole and was still sitting at the scorer’s table when he found out he had missed the cut.

A total of 70 players made the cut at 1 under or better. They will all be chasing David Toms, who will take a seven-shot lead going into the weekend after firing his second consecutive 62. The seven-shot lead is the largest on the PGA TOUR after 36 holes since Tiger Woods led by seven shots 11 years ago at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.