2022 Masters: Big Names Miss Out On Weekend At Augusta

The Masters, Augusta National,(Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
The Masters, Augusta National,(Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) /

The 2022 Masters Tournament has reached the halfway point and while some players that were expected to make the weekend have, there are a few surprises that won’t be around for the weekend action.

Although it may not come as much of a surprise given the year he has had so far, Bryson DeChambeau had a nightmare round on Friday and will miss playing the weekend at Augusta for the first time. DeChambeau previously had made the cut in each of his last five appearances at the Masters.

Bryson, of course, made his return to the game back at the WGC-Dell Match Play a few weeks ago where he failed to advance from his group. He then proceeded to miss the cut last week at the Valero Texas Open. The 2020 U.S. Open champion opened his week at the Masters with a 76, four over par round on Thursday. Friday was a disaster for Bryson as he fired an 80 for an eight-over par conclusion to his week.

The second round was filled with mistakes for DeChambeau as he recorded five bogeys and two double-bogeys. There is clearly still a lot of work to do for Bryson as he attempts to get back to the level he was at last year.

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Xander Schauffele is another surprise omission from this weekend, as he previously had a terrific history at the Masters and has often produced fantastic results in Major Championships. The 28-year-old Schauffele had previously recorded finishes of 3rd, 17th, 2nd, and 50th in his last four appearances at Augusta National.

Xander opened with a 74 on Thursday before slumping to a 77 during his second round, he finished his 2022 Masters at seven over par. Perhaps the most surprising aspect of his performance was that he made just one birdie on the week.

Augusta National has been known to not be kind to debutants like Sam Burns. Even though the 2022 Valspar winner was making his Masters debut this week, he was still expected to do well on the basis of how he has played throughout much of the year so far. Burns’ last three starts on Tour included a T9 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, a 26th at the Players Championship, and his win at the Valspar.

The Louisiana State University product just missed out on the weekend during his first appearance at the Masters, this came after shooting an opening 75 on Thursday, and a 74 on Friday. The cut mark of four over par proved to be just a step too much for Burns who finished his week at five over par.

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Jordan Spieth misses his first-ever cut at the Masters

In arguably the biggest surprise of the week, Jordan Spieth won’t be around for the weekend at Augusta for the very first time in his career. Spieth loves the Masters and his results up until this point speak to that, even when he wasn’t having great seasons he was still producing results at Augusta.

The 2015 Masters Champion has finished top 5 here in five of his previous eight appearances, his worst finish up until this week was 46th back in 2020. Things were looking good this week as well for Jordan as he was pretty comfortably inside the cut mark as he came to the dreaded par 3 12th, once again the hole got the best of him in 2022 as he hit two into the water, an outcome that resulted in a triple-bogey six.

Jordan dropped from one over par for his 2022 Masters to four over par after his result on the iconic hole. He would finish with a 76 on Friday and ended his week at six-over-par for the tournament.

Four-time major winner Brooks Koepka also had a rough week as he failed to make the weekend at the Masters for the second consecutive year. Up until 2021 when he came into the week less than 100% healthy, Koepka had produced some fantastic finishes at Augusta National. He had three top 15 finishes at the Masters from 2017 to 2020.

Brooks really struggled on the back nine holes at Augusta this week. On Thursday he made the turn at two-under-par before proceeding to drop five shots across the back nine for a closing 75. It was a similar story on Friday for the 2017 and 2018 U.S. Open winner as he dropped three shots on the back nine for another 75.

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Koepka was inside the cut mark before some uncharacteristic mistakes resulted in a six-over-par finish for his 2022 Masters. Brooks Koepka has been fantastic at Major Championships throughout his career thus far, but his two most recent results at the Masters would have certainly been less than ideal, at least by his own high standards.

There are plenty of big names that will be sticking around for the weekend including one, Tiger Woods, but for these aforementioned players, it was a disappointing week at the Masters.