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Young stars Scottie Scheffler, Will Zalatoris among notables to miss the cut at Shriners Children’s Open

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LAS VEGAS – While the skies were dismal early on Friday, the scoring continued to sizzle at TPC Summerlin in the Shriners Children’s Open.

That didn’t bode well for those who got off to a poor start in the first round.

Through annoying morning sprinkles and spots of steady rain amid cool temperatures, and with the course nearly defenseless with the lack of wind, par was battered again in the second round. Even when the skies cleared and the wind picked up in the afternoon, players got the better of TPC Summerlin.

And that meant the cutline falling at 5 under in the third tournament of the season.

While Sungjae Im and Chad Ramey lead the field of 73 players into the weekend at 14 under as the top 65 players and ties advanced, here are some notables who won’t have Saturday or Sunday tee times.

Scottie Scheffler

The former Texas Longhorn was riding high heading to Las Vegas, having taken down Europe’s giant, world No. 1 Jon Rahm, in singles to cap off a fantastic debut in the Ryder Cup as Team USA stomped its opponent two weeks ago. Instead of contending for his first PGA Tour title, the world No. 22, who had three top-10s in major championships last season, couldn’t overcome a 4-over 40 on his inward nine of the first round and missed his first cut since May. He made a run at the weekend when he got to 6 under through 13 holes Friday but then made a bogey and a triple-bogey 7 and was done.

Shriners Children's Open - Round One
Shriners Children's Open - Round One

Scottie Scheffler lines up his putt on the 11th hole during round one of the Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin on October 07, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Abraham Ancer

The world No. 12, who won his first PGA Tour title in the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in August and tied for 11th in the Tour Championship, was uncharacteristically erratic on a golf course ripe for scoring. His four bogeys, one double and one triple more than offset his birdies.

Shriners Children's Open - Round Two
Shriners Children's Open - Round Two

Abraham Ancer hits his tee shot on the eighth hole during round two of the Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin on October 08, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Will Zalatoris

The reigning PGA Tour rookie of the year, who started his season with a tie for 11th in the Fortinet Championship and a tie for 14th in the Sanderson Farms Championship, is still searching for his first PGA Tour victory. In missing his first cut since the U.S. Open in June, Zalatoris started well with a 68 in the first round but a triple-bogey 7 on his ninth hole in the second round cost him.

Shriners Children's Open - Round One
Shriners Children's Open - Round One

Will Zalatoris hits his second shot on the 18th hole during round one of the Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin on October 07, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Patrick Reed

The world No. 21, who battled a case of pneumonia in September that kept him out of the Wyndham Championship, the first two FedEx Cup Playoffs events and maybe the Ryder Cup, never got going in the desert. He made just one birdie in his first round of 71 and went bogey-double bogey on holes 5 and 6 in his second round to fall too far back to make the cut.

Shriners Children's Open - Round One
Shriners Children's Open - Round One

Patrick Reed hits his tee shot on the 14th hole during round one of the Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin on October 07, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Rickie Fowler

After changing his diet for six weeks – he lost 5 pounds of body fat – and tending to his game and wife, Allison, who is expecting to deliver the couple’s first child at the end of November, Fowler didn’t start his season on a positive note. Hoping to snap out of a prolonged slump, Fowler instead got off to a rough start – he bogeyed five of his first 11 holes in the first round – and missed his 19th cut in his last 57 PGA Tour starts. Fowler will likely drop from his present rank of 125th – his worst since 2009 – and will head to next week’s CJ Cup looking for his first top-10 since the PGA Championship in May. That was his only top-10 last season. He birdied his last three holes to shoot 66 but fell one shot short.

Shriners Children's Open - Round One
Shriners Children's Open - Round One

Rickie Fowler reacts to a shot from the bunker on the 11th hole during round one of the Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin on October 07, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Webb Simpson

The 2013 Shriners champion and world No. 24 made six bogeys and one double bogey and missed his first cunt since July. He made a good run with four birdies and an eagle on his first nine in the second round but a costly bogey on the par-3 eighth hole – his 17th hole on the day – proved to be the decisive stroke. He missed a 12-foot birdie on his last hole and fell one shot short.

Shriners Children's Open - Round One
Shriners Children's Open - Round One

Webb Simpson hits an approach shot on the 11th hole during round one of the Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin on October 07, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

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