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Nick Taylor is among notables to miss the cut

2024 RBC Canadian Open

HAMILTON, Ontario – Weekend plans? 

The field of 156, whittled to 154 with two withdrawals after the first round, was trimmed some more on Friday after 36 holes. It took shooting even-par 140 for 36 holes to be one of the 69 players to advance to the weekend. Kudos to Maverick McNealy, who bounced back from an opening-round 74 to shoot 65 on Friday.

While some fan favorites such as Rory McIlroy managed to secure a weekend tee time, others weren’t so fortunate. Among the biggest losses had to be the defending champion Nick Taylor, who ended the 69-year drought without a victory by a Canadian in his national championship a year ago. 

Others on the struggle bus this week include RBC ambassadors Sahith Theegala and Cameron Young, proving once again that the cut shows no favorites. There were a record 28 Canadians in the field to start the RBC Canadian Open but only eight remain with a chance to make it back-to-back native sons to hoist the trophy.

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Here’s a closer look at some of the pros who were sent packing after the 36-hole cut. 

Cameron Young hits his tee shot at the 17th hole during the first round of the 2024 RBC Canadian Open. (Photo: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports)

Young missed his first cut in 13 starts this season, shooting 69-72. 

Young had a rollercoaster second round. He made six birdies but still managed to shoot 2-over 72 on Friday. Starting on the back nine, he made four bogeys in a row starting at No. 11. But with all those birdies, he was at even for the tournament with three holes to go before making a double bogey at No. 7.

Young found just five fairways on Friday. He ranked 147th in the field in SG: Approach the Green and was just 2 of 9 in scrambling. 

2024 RBC Canadian Open

Mike Weir plays a shot from the fairway on the ninth hole during the first round of the 2024 RBC Canadian Open. (Photo: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports)

Weir played solidly on Thursday, posting a 68, but he backed up on Friday and made bogey at the final two holes to shoot 73 and miss the cut by one.

This was Weir’s 31st career start at the RBC Canadian Open. The 54-year-old past Masters champion is still beloved in his homeland and will be the captain of the International Team later this year at the Presidents Cup at Royal Montreal. Weir ranked 153 of 154 in driving distance this week. He’ll head back to PGA Tour Champions next week.


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