What about Rory McIlroy, the four-time major winner and the second-ranked golfer worldwide?
He was worse, five over par and also ineligible for the weekend rounds.
Surely, that leaves Jason Day, the world No. 3.
Not a chance. Day finished at 10 over par, 17 strokes off the lead.
It was the first time since the world golf rankings were established in the mid-1980s that the top three ranked players each missed the cut in a major championship.
Asked to explain it, Johnson answered: “I don’t know. I couldn’t have shot any higher. It’s not possible to shoot higher.”
A world of recreational golfers would disagree with that assessment, but it…