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Rory McIlroy finishes at 12 over

Updated: July 19, 2013, 6:15 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

GULLANE, Scotland -- Rory McIlroy shot his worst 36-hole score at a major championship and missed the cut by four shots Friday at the Open Championship.

Given his opening-round 8-over 79, it wasn't a surprise, although McIlroy could have survived to the weekend if he had managed an even-par 71 at Muirfield. But he quickly was over par and ended up shooting a 75 to finish at 12 over.

"I'm disappointed, but I guess I have a clearer picture of what I need to work ...

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