"I shot one or two under and I missed the cut
by a shot or two.
Last year's North Region order of merit winner Simon Edwards also missed the cut
at Wentworth after a pair of 77s.
Greg Norman rues a missed putt at Birkdale, where Tom Watson (below right) missed the cut
Although he was four strokes better on the second day he still missed the cut
by two strokes.
Perks, Players champion only five years ago, has missed the cut
on both 2007 starts, opening with a 77 each time.
Having missed the cut
in Hong Kong the previous week with a pair of 75s, Houston showed the fighting qualities required over the coming months if he is to keep hold of his coveted European Tour card.
An 82 to add to his opening 77 ensured he missed the cut
by some way, but he still generated one of the biggest cheers of the day.
In his 18 appearances in the Senior Open, the three-time champion never missed the cut
STOCKSFIELD'S Chris Paisley missed the cut
in the second event of the DAP NewBrick championship in California.
Bryson DeChambeau, Matt Kuchar and Kyle Stanley also missed the cut
and will need wildcards to play at Le Golf National next month.
Japan's Matsuyama, ranked ninth in the world, bounced back from a first-round 79 with a 69 -- but he, too, took a double-bogey at 17 and missed the cut
for the second week in a row.
The resulting bogey was followed by another on the 18th and meant Willett missed the cut
- which fell at five over par - by two shots.