Rory McIlroy: Four-time major winner misses cut at the Memorial Tournament
Rory McIlroy has missed the weekend cut at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio.
The world number four battled to an improved one-under par 71 but bogeys on the 15th and 17th holes saw him finish the tournament on two over.
McIlroy recovered with a birdie on the 18th but it left him just one shot outside the cut-off mark.
Martin Kaymer bogeyed his last hole to join Troy Merritt and Kyoung-Hoon Lee in a share of the lead on nine under with Jordan Spieth another shot back.
Former world number one Justin Rose shot an impressive nine-under 63 to move within three of the lead.
Adam Scott and world number 10 Rickie Fowler are among the players in a share of fifth place on seven under while Tiger Woods is on two-under par.
Northern Ireland's McIlroy began the day on three over but birdies at the fifth and 11th helped him move inside the projected cut, despite a wayward drive on the seventh.
A poor third shot on the par-five 15th resulted in a dropped shot and he followed that with another bogey on the 17th after his second shot missed the green.
The four-time major winner recovered by landing his approach to the 18th just four feet from the pin to regain a shot but it proved in vain as he finished in a share of 74th place.