Willett misses cut

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SHEFFIELD golfer Danny Willett missed the cut at the Irish Open by one shot.

Willett carded a second round 70 to finish level par after 36 holes but bowed out of the event along with Open champion Darren Clarke.

But Worksop’s Mark Foster is tied 36th and is three under in the tournament.

He is seven shots behind course leader Marcel Siem, who eagled the long 16th and sank a 25-foot birdie putt on the next to move one ahead of Indian Jeev Milkha Singh and Dane Soren Hansen.

In his first start since his dream Open Championship victory at Sandwich, 42-year-old Clarke dropped four shots in the last eight holes for a 74 and a one-over aggregate.

Triple major winner Padraig Harrington had little hope after double-bogeying the short sixth and, with a 72, crashed out on three over.

That is now back-to-back missed cuts for the Dubliner before he heads back to America and is likely to fall further down the rankings now.