World number one Justin Rose surprisingly missed the cut in the inaugural Saudi International, with world number three Dustin Johnson surging clear at the halfway stage, the Daily Mail report.

A second-round card of 72 was enough for Rose to miss his first cut in a regular European Tour since 2011.

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The Englishman came into the event on the back of winning his 10th PGA Tour title in the Farmers Insurance Open last weekend, however, after 36 holes, the 38-year-old missed his first cut since August 2017.

Rose’s double bogey on the 16th proved costly and talking after his exit, admitted his putting let him down on day two.

The mistakes I made I felt were due to trying to chase the cut and that doesn’t happen if I had putted a bit better the first day.

I actually played really nicely day one. Today I felt not as good, but I think the mistakes were more because I was behind the eight-ball trying to get into the tournament.

Meanwhile, American Johnson had a round to remember on Friday, with the former world number one carding a second-round nine-under 61 at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club to leave himself three shots clear of nearest challengers China’s Li Haotong and South African Zander Lombard.