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Big names that missed cut at Myrtle Beach Classic 2024

Big names that missed cut at Myrtle Beach Classic 2024

It was a tough week to be a pro golfer with ties to the Palmetto State.

At least eight natives of South Carolina enjoyed some home-cooking at the Myrtle Beach Classic at the Dunes Golf & Beach Club, but they were still sent packing on Friday.

Not all the South Carolina boys came up short. Let’s hear it for William McGirt, technically a native of North Carolina but the pride of Wofford College, who birdied his final two holes to shoot 69 and make the weekend — with his son on the bag, no less — right on the number. It took 2-under 140 for 69 pros and one amateur to make the weekend at the debut of this Tour stop. PGA Tour rookie Trace Crowe, 27, of Greenville, S.C., shot 63, his career-low 18-hole score on Tour and the low round of the tournament to make the cut by a comfortable margin as did Matt Atkins (-4), who won the sponsor exemption via a competition dubbed “The Q,” and Matt NeSmith, who eagled 15th to make the cut on the number.

But Wesley Bryan, born and bred in Colombia, S.C., wasn’t so lucky. He finished with a pair of bogeys to miss the cut by one. Here’s a look at some of the other South Carolina natives who had plenty of local love but couldn’t give the faithful enough reasons to cheer this time around.

Bill Haas of the United States and his father and caddie Jay Haas look on during the first round of the Myrtle Beach Classic at Dunes Golf & Beach Club on May 09, 2024 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (Photo by Raj Mehta/Getty Images)

Another South Carolina native failed to make the weekend in Myrtle Beach. Haas, 41, had his dad, Jay, on the bag but he still missed his fourth cut in five PGA Tour starts this season. Haas posted rounds of 70-71 to miss the cut by a stroke. 

Haas of Greenville, South Carolina, hit just 13 of 28 fairways and lost nearly a stroke to the field on the greens in each round. He made a double at No. 18, his ninth hole of the day on Friday, and managed just one birdie on his second nine.

The former FedEx Cup champion has slipped to No. 869 in the world.

D.J. Trahan plays his shot from the third tee during the first round of the Barbasol Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

The Clemson product shot 70-71 to miss the cut by one. He’s missed the cut in both of his starts this season on the PGA Tour.

Trahan, 43, who hails from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and now calls Kiawah Island home, struggled off the…


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