The Swedish silver medalist from the summer games in Rio de Janeiro 2016 went the first two rounds of difficult-to-play Torrey Pines in San Diego in a total of ten strokes over par - and ends up at the end of the starting field, far from the top 60 which is what it takes to play the two final rounds.

After the first round, Stenson was five strokes over par, in a split 106th place.

A huge pick-up had been required to clear the cut and have a chance at a good final placement.

But the all-star game was missed and instead it was another round of five over par, with six bogeys and a birdie on hole 18.

To pinch the Olympic spot, the golf star had had to take a prominent place in the US Open, in order to climb the ranking list.

- I would at least guess that he must get in the top 20, said Katarina Vangdal, national captain of the Swedish Golf Association, to TT before the second round.

This means that it will most likely be Henrik Norlander and Alex Norén who will go to the Olympics in Tokyo on behalf of Sweden.

Stenson is ranked 149 in the world and has chased compatriot Henrik Norlander who is 15 places ahead.

Alex Norén is ranked 94th and is clearly the best of the Swedes.