Notable players to miss the cut at RBC Heritage includes Tommy Fleetwood, Patrick Cantlay

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Steve DiMeglio
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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The laidback vibe of this island treasure ended for a few notables in the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links.

With mild winds the first two rounds and slightly softer conditions under overcast skies in Friday’s second round, the 36-hole cut came at 2-under 140. That meant that nine players, including Tommy Fleetwood, finished their two rounds under par but headed home.

Only last year’s RBC Heritage – played in the head of June due to the COVID-19 global pandemic – has a lower cut than this year’s 140. Last year it was 138.

Sixty-five players made the cut.

Here are some of the players who won’t be playing on the weekend.

Tommy Fleetwood

PGA: RBC Heritage - First Round
PGA: RBC Heritage - First Round

Tommy Fleetwood hits from the fairway of the first hole during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament. (Photo: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports)

One of Europe’s best and world No. 24 headed into the Masters off a tie for fifth in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and played Augusta National unevenly and tied for 46th. After making birdies on his first two holes in the first round here at Harbour Town, Fleetwood shot 42 on the back nine. He gave himself a chance for two more rounds by making four consecutive birdies in his opening nine on Friday but came up one shot short. After rounds of 76-65, he finished at 1 under.

Paul Casey

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PGA: RBC Heritage - Second Round

Paul Casey tees off on the seventeenth hole during the second round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament. (Photo: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports)

Casey, ranked No. 19 in the world, made a gallant effort of earning weekend playing status with four birdies on his last nine holes but came up short after finishing at even par.

Patrick Cantlay

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PGA: RBC Heritage - Second Round

Patrick Cantlay tees off from the seventeenth hole during the second round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament. (Photo: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports)

After a dull Masters in which he missed the cut, the world No. 10 couldn’t get anything going in the RBC Heritage, with his six birdies offset by four bogeys and a momentum killing double bogey at the par-3 fourth in the second round.

Sergio Garcia

PGA: RBC Heritage - Second Round
PGA: RBC Heritage - Second Round

Sergio Garcia tees off from the seventeenth hole during the second round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament. (Photo: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports)

One of the best ball-strikers in golf – a big plus at Harbour Town – hit three balls into the water in the second round. After top-10s in the Players and WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, Garcia has missed his past two cuts.

Kevin Kisner

PGA: RBC Heritage - Second Round
PGA: RBC Heritage - Second Round

Kevin Kisner inspects the green on the ninth hole during the second round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament. (Photo: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports)

A new putting method – he went to the armlock this week – didn’t pay off as Kisner missed his second consecutive cut. In strokes gained: putting, he lost two strokes per round.

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