The 2013 Masters champion missed his first cut in an Australian tournament for seven years after his joust with Spanish playing partner Sergio Garcia fizzled into an unexpected weekend off on the Gold Coast. In his two-over-par 74, Scott was never as sharp as he hoped in extracting just three birdies and only one on the four par fives he ritually owns at Royal Pines. ROUND RE-CAP: LEISHMAN, BLAND FIRE IN SECOND ROUND His pale 71-74 exit at one-over-par left him well outside the one-under cut mark and 13 shots behind joint leaders Marc Leishman (67-65) and leftie Adam Bland (66-66). Scott tripped with six bogeys and a double bogey across his two rounds with ragged ball-striking which is normally his great strength. He had 30 putts in each round and laid no blame with reactivating his broomstick putter. Adam Scott salutes the crowd at the Australian PGA.Source:AAP “I just didn’t hit the ball very well off the tee and I spent most of the time in the trees,” he said. “I’m disappointed to miss the cut because obviously that’s not the plan. I was on the backfoot. “I left a few short when I didn’t have the speed of the greens in the first five or six holes but the putter felt the best part of my game. “Like I said earlier in the week, I have to lift my ball-striking and get the strength of my game back up to standard.” It’s the first missed cut for Scott on home fairways since his 73-75 effort at the 2010 Australian PGA when the tournament was still being staged at Hyatt Regency Coolum. In another year, losing a headliner like Scott would floor the tournament but Leishman’s ascent and Queenslander Cam Smith (68-67), in fourth, give the weekend local firepower to fight Spaniard Sergio Garcia (67-71) if he finds some fresh energy from six shots back of the lead. Sergio Garcia reacts after holing a putt during the second round.Source:AAP Scott curled in a lovely 6m birdie putt on the eighth hole with his broomstick putter but it was the only birdie before his second round came unstuck on the par five 12th he has eagled in previous editions of the event. He hit it long through the green and made a bogey, the first of three in a row, as hitting just 10 of the 18 greens in