U.S. Open: Notables to miss the cut at Oakmont

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Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and many other big-time names in golf failed to make the 36-hole cut in the 116th U.S. Open.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Saturday, June 18, 2016 | 2:36 p.m.

It was a day late, but the 36-hole cut in the 116th U.S. Open finally came just after 2 p.m. on Saturday.

In all, 67 players advanced to the final two rounds of play when the cut fell at 6-over 146.

Notables to miss the cut included major champions Rory McIlroy (+8), Phil Mickelson (+7), Geoff Ogilvy (+7), Justin Rose (+8), David Toms (+9), Ernie Els (+10), Retief Goosen (+10) and Webb Simpson (+11).

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It was just the third time in his career that Mickelson missed the cut in the U.S. Open and the first since 2007 when the tournament was last played at Oakmont. It's the first time in his career that Mickelson has missed the cut in both the Masters and The U.S. Open.

Rickie Fowler (+11), Jimmy Walker (+11), Brandt Snedeker (+11), Luke Donald (+8), Tony Finau (+7), Patrick Reed (+8) and Chris Kirk (+8) also missed out on the weekend.

Dustin Johnson has a one-shot advantage at 4 under over little-known Andrew Landry heading into the third round. This will be the ninth time Johnsin has been in the top-5 through 36 holes in a major since 2010, which is the most of anyone in that span.

Johnson, of course, is still in search of his first major victory.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.