Rory McIlroy misses cut at Honda Classic

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World number one Rory McIlroy has missed the cut in a rain effected Honda Classic as he finished seven over par.

The Northern Irishman was three shots over the cut line after 36 holes as he failed to make the weekend for the first time since the Irish Open in 2014.

An angry McIlroy has put the failure down to rustiness as he was competing in his first tournament in three weeks after winning in Dubai on the European Tour.

"Today, I felt like I was trying to get something going and couldn't. Coming off three weeks off and playing in conditions like these, it sort of shows you where your game's at," said McIlroy after his second round.

The 25-year-old will play in the WGC Cadillac Championships next week in Miami as he looks to get back in-form for the Masters in six weeks time.

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McIlroy managed to hit just half of the 28 available fairways over Thursday and Friday. Twenty two of them came during Thursday’s round.

"Usually I'm good at taking it from the range to the course, it felt like the first tournament of the season when I've actually played two events."

Justin Rose, Zach Johnson, Graeme McDowell, Ernie Els, Keegan Bradley, Vijay Singh and Dustin Johnson were other major names that failed to make the cut.

Padraig Harrington currently sits at the top of the leader board going into the weekend on -7 par. Fellow Brit’s Ian Poulter and Luke Donald are also in contention as they sit on -5 and -4 respectively.

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