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Gary Woodland misses cut at 2021 British Open

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Gary Woodland watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Gary Woodland watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Former University of Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland finished his second round at the British Open with three consecutive birdies to finish even on the day.

But Woodland’s late run was not enough to save him and he missed the cut after shooting 3 over par during the event’s first two rounds.

Woodland shot 73 on Thursday and followed that up with a 70 on Friday to miss the cut line by two strokes.

While it ended on a high note, the former Jayhawk’s second round also featured four consecutive bogeys, from No. 9 through No. 12. That stretch pretty much ended Woodland’s hopes of sticking around for the weekend.

Woodland finished his round in a tie for 98th place, but the final record will show his performance at the event as a missed cut.

Woodland finished in the top 50 at golf’s three other majors in 2021 — tied for 40th at the Masters in April, tied for 38th at the PGA Championship in late May and tied for 50th at the U.S. Open in June.

His showing at Royal St. George in Sandwich, England, continued a recent trend of struggles at the British Open for the Topeka native. He now has missed the cut in his past two British Opens — the tournament was not played in 2020 — and also has finished outside of the top 50 in five of his last six appearances at the overseas event. That followed a string of top-40 finishes (2011, 2012, 2014) in his first three tries.

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