Out-of-form McIlroy misses the cut at Scottish Open

  • Out-of-form McIlroy misses the cut at Scottish Open

Out-of-form McIlroy misses the cut at Scottish Open

Throw in the likes of Matt Kuchar, Bernd Wiesberger, Jason Dufner, Stuart Cink and Ian Poulter, and you have a field to appeal to any golf fan.

Sixth-ranked Feng, seeking her second major crown after the 2012 LPGA Championship, had two runs of three consecutive birdies to seize command at the third major championship of the LPGA season.

Finland's Mikko Ilonen fired a seven-under 65 to top the leaderboard, two shots ahead of six players.

As it became clear the cut would be at par, while McIlroy remained becalmed on one-over, he became increasingly ragged.

McIlroy rolled in from five feet to save par at the first and posted a two-putt birdie at the third, before picking up another tap-in gain at the par-five fifth.

"I guess as good as any was to try and find a little better form going into the majors as the past year and a half or so, I haven't played as well in the majors as I would have liked, and we all put so much focus on the majors now".

"No, I am not surprised at all to be in this position after what has happened in my season this year", he said."Not even close to being surprised as I know this will happen pretty regularly though I can not do it on demand so I can not tell you if it will happen next week or the week after but it will happen".

"I dropped from 12th position down to about 29th with a one over par round".

"Trump (International), I don't need to tell you, is a great golf course, but there are issues if we went there", Gilbert said on Day 2 of the Scottish Open, being held this year at Dundonald Links.

"I've played links golf when I was a kid, as an amateur we played and I won the Amateur back in the day".

Today was just boring. It's all around even par, but even par these days isn't good enough.

'Tom Watson was a reluctant convert to links golf, despite winning in a playoff at Carnoustie in Scotland in 1975 in his British Open debut. American Paul Peterson and veteran Padraig Harrington joined the group late in the day. Of his four birdies, three were tap-ins on par fives. Poulter's year has been ruined by an arthritic big toe, but he was back to his mercurial best with a combative round of 69.

Defending champion Alex Noren shot a 76 coming home in 41 having been poised to make it comfortably at three-under with nine to play, but there was a deluge of cut missers to match the evening rain when the cut finally fell at one-under.