FedExCup leader Justin Thomas, a pre-tourney 12/1 outright, labored to a 3-over-par 37-37=74 in the second round of the Valspar Championship and at 3-over 71-74=145, missed the cut by three shots.
A total of 70 pros from a field of 143 pros and one amateur made the cut of even-par 142 (19 on the number). Thomas, the world's 7th-ranked player, checked in off a T5 at the WGC-Mexico, where he was the 54-hole leader, and, a tad under the weather. This is his third MC of the season in 10 starts, with all three coming in his last five events. For the short week, the 23-year-old carded one eagle and five birdies against eight bogeys and one double. Other notable early exits include: 143- Daniel Berger; Ollie Schniederjans ... 144- Russell Knox; Scott Piercy; Steve Stricker; Willy Wilcox; Luke Donald, Bubba Watson ... 145- Kevin Na ... 146- Martin Laird ... 147- Chris Kirk; Charley Hoffmann ... 148- Billy Horschel; J.J. Spaun ... 151- Patrick Rodgers. Mar 10 - 7:02 PM