By Friday, he was gone.
A second-round 73 sent a frustrated and irritable Westwood tumbling out of the tournament at 4 over, a stroke below the cut.
The second-ranked Englishman wasn't the only big name out before the weekend. Top-ranked Luke Donald hit the exit, as did former winners Padraig Harrington, Ernie Els, Ben Curtis and Mark Calcavecchia. Also out were No. 7-ranked Matt Kuchar and 2010 U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell.