The Zimbabwean, who opened the show on two over par 78, was on two over par 70, to miss the cut by four strokes and bow out of the event that had 156 golfers.
De Jonge joined some of the household names who missed the cut, including South Africa’s former world number one, Ernie Else, Richard Sterne, Dustin Walters, and Dawie van der Waltz.
His early exit did not come as a surprise, as he recorded a bad opening at the event, after he shot an awkward six over par 78 for a tied 140th place in the competition.
He was tied with Dong-Kyu Jang, John Singleton, Patrick Reed, and Masanori Kobayashi, on the first day and all were left with the tall order of having to produce something astounding to finish in a respectable position.
The British Open winner is set to take home $1.66 million. All in all, the competition has a sponsorship of $9.9 million.Post published in: Golf