Johnson, who retired from AT&T Byron Nelson last week with a diseased knee, opened with a 76 and quickly fell out of the cup with a 2-point opening nine on Friday. Although he made the seventh hole a par 5 and birdied the ninth, he finished with a 74 for a total of 6 on to miss the cup with a shot. He declined to speak to the media after his tour.
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World No.2 Justin Thomas also missed the cup in the second major of the year with consecutive rounds of 75. It was the first time he missed the cup at the PGA Championship, which he won. in 2017.
Xander Scuffele, the fourth ranked player in the world, will also be missing on the weekend after a 77 second round. This is ScHotele’s first missed cup since The Players Championship.
Adam Scott (72), Tommy Fleetwood (75) and Marc Leishman (76) also missed the cup while Henrik Stenson hit his last hole to secure a start time on the weekend.