Rory McIlroy will miss the cut at The Honda Classic. With a 4-over 74 on Friday, McIlroy’s 7-over 147 total will give him the weekend off in the PGA Tour event in his adopted American hometown.
McIlroy teed off on No. 10 at the Champion course at 7:45 a.m., but only was able to complete two holes before play was stopped at 8:23 a.m. because of heavy rain. Play resumed at 10:31 a.m., with McIlroy adding a par to his bogey-par start, but the horn blew again at 10:55 a.m. because of lightning in the area. The field hit the course again at 12:31 p.m.
The world No. 1 made one bogey before the turn, dropping a shot at the par-5 18th. His second-nine card was clean, including a birdie at the fifth hole, his 14th of the round. However, McIlroy made three bogeys in the final four holes, including a three-putt at his last hole to guarantee a missed cut although second-round play will not finish on Friday.
For McIlroy, this is his first missed cut on the PGA Tour since the 2013 Open Championship, ending a streak of 22 consecutive cuts made. It’s the 11th missed cut of his career.
Career missed cuts by PGA Tour players
Rory McIlroy, 25: 11 missed cuts in 87 professional starts
Tiger Woods, 39: 12 missed cuts in 304 professional starts
Phil Mickelson, 44: 72 missed cuts in 492 professional starts