McIlroy’s 30-tournament cut streak comes to an end
So what? Plenty of players miss the cut each and every week on the PGA Tour.
But when your name is Rory McIlroy and you currently own the longest consecutive cut streak worldwide, it’s big news when it all comes to an end.
Rory McIlroy (Credit: PGA Tour)
Having previously finished fifth in 2020 and fourth in 2019, the World No.7 was quite rightly a red-hot favourite going into last week’s Genesis Invitational hosted by Tiger Woods.
However, opening rounds of 73 and this morning’s 76 saw the four-time major champ miss the cut by seven shots and break a run of 30 consecutive cuts made since infamously bowing out of the Open Championship in 2019.
He also held the PGA Tour active cut streak record with 25.
Thirty consecutive cuts is certainly impressive until you realise that Tiger Woods owns the No.1 spot with a massive 142 straight cuts made from the 1998 Buick Invitational through to the 2005 Byron Nelson Championship.
Yes, that’s an incredible seven years on Tour without missing a single weekend.
McIlroy won’t have long to put things right though with the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession teeing off this coming Thursday. His best finish came at the event in 2019 where he finished second to Dustin Johnson in Mexico City.