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Notables who missed the cut at the 2024 WM Phoenix Open

2024 WM Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Rain delays, frost delays, 4:30 a.m. alarm clocks, playing as many as 30 holes in one day and 20,000 drunk, screaming and often booing fans – and that’s just at 16 – this is a week where PGA Tour pros earned their paycheck at the WM Phoenix Open. Yet the 132-man field still must be whittled down, even if the 36-hole cut day extended to nearly 2 p.m. local time on Saturday thanks to multiple suspensions of play.

When it was all said and done, 73 players moved on for 36 more holes at TPC Scottsdale and a chance to take home the trophy as champion and more than seven figures in prize money. The total purse this week is $8.8 million, with $1.584 million going to the winner.

It took a score of 2-under 140 to make all that hard work and effort pay off into a paycheck in the Valley of the Sun.

Among those to sneak through on the number included Tom Kim, who rallied to shoot 5-under 66, Garrick High (67), Adam Scott (68), Brian Harman (69), Sungjae Im (70) and Zach Johnson (70).

Two of the three Monday qualifiers made it through in Jim Knous (66, T-34) — read his story here — and former Arizona State golfer Nicolo Galetti (67, T-34) as did Bud Cauley (-5, T-23), who made his first start since the 2020 Fortinet Championship. Kevin Chappell (68) made a 12-foot birdie putt at nine, his last hole of the day, to make the cut on the number.

But not everyone was so fortunate — Adam Svensson, for one, missed a birdie putt from 44 feet. Here’s a closer look at the notables who were sent packing at the WM Phoenix Open.

J.T. Poston plays his shot from the 17th tee during the second round of the 2024 WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. (Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Poston cooled off in the desert after starting the season with four top-20 finishes, including two top 10s. He entered the week ranked 10th in the FedEx Cup standings but shot 70-71 to miss the cut by one.

It marked the second straight year he’s missed the cut in Phoenix. Poston’s SG: Approach the Green hurt him in round 1 (-1.605) but it was his usually trusty putter that let him down in the second round (-4.765) as he was dead last in the field.

2024 WM Phoenix Open

Max Homa looks over his birdie putt on the 11th hole during the first round of the 2024 WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale….


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