England’s Lee Westwood is set to miss the cup at the Honda Classic in Florida, after successive finals on the PGA Tour.
He finished a shot behind Justin Thomas in the players’ championship and lost by the same margin to American Bryson DeChambeau a week earlier.
But the 47-year-old finished eight above par after two rounds at the PGA National, with the reduction expected to one more.
Matt Jones led as day two approached after tying the course record of 61.
Westwood, who won the European Tour race in Dubai last year, got a par 70 on Thursday but was eight for Friday’s round.
The former world number one completed three double bogeys and three bogeys, with his only birdie on the eighth par four on the champions course.
Westwood took his son, Sam, to play at Augusta National earlier this week and he was a cadet for him at Palm Beach Gardens with a view to making it to the Masters next month.
“Sam is having fun and is looking forward to this series of tournaments where he will be a junior,” said Westwood, whose fiancée Helen Storey was on his bag for her two second places, ahead of the tournament.
“I just like being there with the two of them. Both of them relax me. We have a great chat there. It’s a good time to bond.”