May 11 2012
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Steve Stricker entered this week with the longest active cut streak on the PGA TOUR. But that streak will be over once the dust settles after Friday’s second round of THE PLAYERS Championship.
After shooting an opening-round 4-over 76, Stricker followed with a 2-over 74 on Friday morning, leaving him at 6 over for the tournament. That won’t be good enough to make the cut this week, which was projected at even par when Stricker finished his round.
Until this week, Stricker had made 49 consecutive cuts. His last missed cut was the 2009 PGA Championship.
Who’ll become the new active cut streak leader? Still to be determined.
Gary Woodland entered this week second on the list at 22 consecutive cuts but opened with a 5-over 77 and was still behind the projected cut line early in his round.
Webb Simpson has 18 consecutive cuts but was also behind the projected cut line while still on the course. Simpson shot a 73 in the first round.
Matt Kuchar, with 16 consecutive cuts, opened with a 4-under 68 on Thursday and is in good shape to keep his streak alive. Hunter Mahan, also with 16 straight cuts, opened with a 74 and is still below the projected cut early in his second round.