DAVID Howell has today missed the cut for the second week in a row on the European Tour.

Three-over-par through 11 holes at the Dubai Desert Classic, the Broome Manor pro made a late surge with birdies at the 13th, 14th and 17th.

However, that was still only enough for the 38-year-old to finish his round on level-par, leaving him one-over for the tournament.

Howell, who secured his first European Tour win at the Classic in 1999, ended up missing the cut by three shots.