Rory McIlroy shot another disappointing round at the Masters at Augusta National and missed the cut by three shots, as the Holywood native signed for 74 to end on six-over-par.

The four-time major winner was always in a race to make the cut, starting on four over par following his opening round 76 and made things even harder for himself with bogeys on the fifth and seventh holes to turn on two over for the day.


That left McIlroy three shots outside the projected cut mark of three over, but worse was to follow for the former world number one, as he made double bogey on the tenth hole to effectively end his participation at the year's opening major.

Two birdies would follow on the par-five 13th and 15th holes, however, McIlroy ended the day three shots outside the cut line and will not be playing over the weekend.

Justin Rose leads at the halfway stage on seven under par, while he will be joined in the final group on Saturday by American Will Zalatoris, who shot 68 to get to six under par.

Fellow American Brian Harman is also on six under thanks to consecutive 69s, while there two players on five under par, former champion Jordan Spieth and Australian Marc Leishman.

Six players are tied for sixth place on four under par, including Austrian Bernd Wiesberger and current world number two Justin Thomas.

Shane Lowry safely made the cut, playing alongside the leader, and goes into the weekend on level par in a share of 21st position.