Spieth, Mickelson headline notables to miss The Players cut
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Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson headline the list of notables who failed to make the 1-under cutline at The Players Championship.

Spieth followed his opening-round 76 with a decent 69 on Friday but fell two shots shy of the cut. After his round, he said his "putting's back, it's very close to being top of the world again," according to the PGA Tour's Mike McAllister. Spieth gained five strokes putting in Round 2 but lost over six shots tee to green for the week.

Mickelson hinted at skipping The Players because of course setup, perhaps a reason why he carded back-to-back rounds of 74. He also missed the cut at last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Xander Schauffele also won't be playing on the weekend after finishing as the runner-up at The Players last season. The eighth-ranked player in the world shot 70-74 to miss the cut by one.

Paul Casey, Henrik Stenson, Marc Leishman, and Patrick Cantlay are a few other surprising names who failed to make it out.

Eighty players advanced to the weekend. Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, and Hideki Matsuyama all made the cut on the number.

Spieth, Mickelson headline notables to miss The Players cut
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