Miss the cut:
- To be eliminated from an event because your score is too high. See also 'Cut'.
- A team consisting of two men and two women.
To miss the cut is to fail to score low enough, usually over the first 36 holes of a 72 hole tournament, to qualify for the final two rounds.
cut shot ...
misread: To choose the wrong line of putt.
miss the cut: Term used to describe the act of taking too many strokes for the first halve of a tournament and so be eliminated.
municipal course: A golf course open to the general public.
Other big names to miss the cut include US Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman, K Club wildcard candidate Fred Couples and crowd favourite John Daly.
'You can never tell if he's winning the tournament or about to miss the cut.' You hear a version of this practically every time professional golf is on TV.
highest score that allows a player to continue in a tournament, usually determined after the first 36 holes of a 72-hole tournament. If a player shoots that score or lower, he is said to have made the cut. To shoot a higher score is to miss the cut.
Example: 1. Many times a cut shot will land more softly than a draw. 2. Unless she birdies 2 of the last 3 holes she will miss the cut. 3. The hole was cut so tight that the pin appeared to be off the green.
Unless she birdies 2 of the last 3 holes she will miss the cut. 3. The hole was cut so tight that the pin appeared to be off the green. 4. Sometimes in the U.S. Open the primary cut of rough is so deep that you can't see your ankles.
See also: Lie, Iron, Golf, Approach shot, Wood