Bryson DeChambeau’s brutally bad break all but guarantees Masters missed cut

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Bryson DeChambeau will miss the weekend at Augusta National for the second straight year after a stroke of bad luck at No. 15.

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While there will be no green jacket given out on Friday, there’s still plenty at stake on Day 2 of the Masters. Cut day is always a tense one in pro golf, and at the Masters, that pressure is only amplified. No one wants to leave Augusta National early, but for many players, Friday — if weather allows — will be their last walk around the hallowed grounds.

One such player likely slamming their trunk this week is Bryson DeChambeau — but he’ll leave the year’s first major with a worse taste in his mouth than any others who missed the cut. If not for a stroke of brutally bad luck, the major winner might have made it to the weekend.

DeChambeau started the day outside the cut line, and after slipping to six over midway through the front nine, it looked like he’d have no shot at sticking around for the weekend. But thanks to three birdies in a six-hole stretch, he found himself right on the cut line as he played the par-5 15th.

After laying up short of the water in two, DeChambeau left himself with a perfect angle to attack the pin. But instead of cozying the ball up near the hole, DeChambeau got one of the worst breaks you’ll ever see.

Hitting the flagstick and watching your ball careen away from the hole is never a great feeling. But to have it bounce into the water? Brutal.

DeChambeau’s bad break turned a near-guaranteed birdie into a deflating bogey, dropping him to four over and two outside the projected cut line. Two over might have been good enough for a Saturday tee, but four over? Probably not going to happen.

Sometimes, it feels like the golf gods have it out for you. We’re almost certain DeChambeau felt that way as he drove out the gates on Magnolia Lane.

Zephyr Melton

Golf.com Editor

Zephyr Melton is an assistant editor for GOLF.com where he spends his days blogging, producing and editing. Prior to joining the team at GOLF, he attended the University of Texas followed by stops with the Texas Golf Association, Team USA, the Green Bay Packers and the PGA Tour. He assists on all things instruction and covers amateur and women’s golf. He can be reached at zephyr_melton@golf.com.

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