Donald, Westwood and McDowell Head Home After Missing Cut
    2011-07-16 12:42:12      Web Editor: Paul
Host of top names miss the midway cut and head home early from Open Championship.

Graeme McDowell was very frustrated with his performance in the second round at Royal St George's.

by CRI Sports' Paul Ryding

The world's numbers one and two were both among a host of top names to fail to make the cut after a turbulent day at Royal St George's in the Open Championship on Friday.

World number one Luke Donald bogeyed the last four holes to card a five-over 75, finishing on six-over-par.

Lee Westwood, the world number two, fared little better carding a 73 to end up on four-over.

Both had been hoping to scoop a maiden Major win in their homeland this weekend.

Other big players to fall at the midway point include Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell. The 2010 US Open champion added a seven-over-par 77 to his opening 68 to total five-over-par.

The 31-year-old is joined on the sidelines by Padraig Harrington (144), Hunter Mahan (144), Nick Watney (145), Ernie Els (148) and Matt Kuchar (151).

McDowell was bitterly disappointed with his performance after the second round.

"It seems to be a bad habit I'm getting into," he said.

"I couldn't really put my finger on anything that was really bad today. I just drove it average, hit my irons average, everything was average. My attitude has been pretty average the last two days as well.

"I just do not have a lot of belief in myself at the moment. It's just a bit of a confidence issue. I just can't seem to string four rounds together and this week I couldn't even string two together."


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