This Angel wasn't looking out for Mills

CHRIS STEVENSON

, Last Updated: 8:29 AM ET

OAKMONT, Pa. -- Angel Cabrera put Jon Mills out of his misery.

Cabrera's last-hole birdie to capture the 36-hole lead at the U.S. Open yesterday lowered the cut line by a stroke, knocking out Mills and 18 other players who wound up on the wrong side of the cut line at 11-over-par.

"I've got a headache from thinking too much out there," said Mills, originally from Oshawa and now making his home not far from here in Indiana, Pa. He had a 78 yesterday after a first-round 73.

GLAD IT'S OVER

"I'm just glad to be done. It's kind of like the feeling you get when you finish Q-School on that last day.

"It's like you don't care where you are, you're just glad to be done. I kind of got that feeling today."

Mills would have been happy to come back for two more rounds.

Richard Lee, the 16-year-old from Vancouver, won't be around for the next two rounds, either. He withdrew after 14 holes yesterday after injuring his wrist hitting out of the rough a couple of holes earlier.

He was 20-over par at the time.

Winnipeg's Adam Speirs also missed the cut after his second consecutive 78.

"The cement even feels firmer today," said Speirs, who will return to the Canadian Tour next week. "I wish I was playing (on the weekend) even though it's going to get tougher and tougher.

"It's so much fun, but not fun at all," was the way Speirs summed up his experience. "It doesn't even feel like golf, it's so hard."

Former Masters champ Mike Weir said he needs to work on his driving and didn't squeeze everything he could out of his round of 72, leaving him six shots back.

He is heartened by the warming of his putter.


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