LOS CABOS, Mexico — As Yogi Berra once famously said, it’s getting late early.
There are just two more events in the FedEx Cup Fall portion of the schedule after this week. and for some players their chances to save their season and secure a card for next year are running out.
That’s why making the cut mattered to a player such as Peter Malnati, who started the week ranked No. 116 in the FedEx Cup and rallied with a bogey-free 6-under 66 to make the cut on the number.
Seventy-four players shot 5-under 139 or better to earn a tee time on the weekend (two more can get to that number come Saturday morning when the second round finishes). Here’s a look at some of the players who weren’t so fortunate.
The second round of the World Wide Technology Championship was suspended due to darkness at 5:52 p.m. and will resume at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
There are three players finishing Saturday at the par-5 18th, including two (Kensei Hirata, Satoshi Kodaira) at 4-under (cut: 5-under).
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Walker, the former PGA Championship winner, missed his second straight cut and fifth in his last seven starts. He entered the week at 124th in the FedEx Cup standings and this week won’t help his cause.
He opened with a respectable 3-under 69, which included a double bogey at the par-3 16th, but struggled with the putter on Friday, taking 31 putts and making two birdies and two bogeys en route to an even-par 72.
Theegala, who won in September at the Fortinet Championship, bogeyed two of the last three holes to miss the cut for just the fifth time in 31 starts this season.
Theegala made seven birdies on Friday but only shot 71, which included a double bogey at the third. He was just 1 of 5 in scrambling on the day.