Saturday update: The cut line will finish at even par. There are a handful of golfers finishing up, but it will not change the cut. Tiger Woods will make it with his -5, while Bryson DeChambeau is barely making it with his even through two rounds.
Friday PM update: The second round was suspended due to darkness and will start back up at 7:30 a.m. ET on Saturday. The cut line sits at even with 60 golfers projected to make it for the time being. Tiger Woods is at -4 for the tournament halfway through his round.
The PGA Tour is teeing off the second round of the Masters a little later than planned due to darkness on Thursday, but we’re fast approaching the weekend in the biggest tournament of the golf calendar. A rain delay pushed back tee times on Thursday and the move to November due to Covid-19 meant earlier darkness than in April.
Paul Casey, Dustin Johnson, and Dylan Frittelli are tied atop the leaderboard at -7 following the first round. Justin Thomas and Sungjae Im are a shot back. Tiger Woods got off to a solid start with a -4 and is tied for 10th with seven other golfers.
How is the cut line determined?
The cut line is different for major tournaments compared to the weekly tournaments. For most tournaments, the 36-hole cut line is the top 65 players plus those tied at the end of that group. Each major uses a different rule. For the Masters, it is the top 50 players plus ties. In the past it has included anybody within ten strokes of the lead, but the tournament did away with that rule for this year.
What is the cut line for the Masters?
Saturday 8:55 a.m.: The field is back working through the second round and the cut line remains at even par. There are 60 players above the cut line.
5:39 p.m.: Even par with play suspended due to darkness.
3:40 p.m.: The cut line has moved to even with every remaining golfer on the course. There are currently 58 golfers who would make the cut.
1:12 p.m.: The cut remains at -1 with a little over half the field having teed off for the second round. 54 players would make the cut as it currently sits.
Golfers have hit the course for round 2 and the cut line sits at -1. There are 53 golfers making the cut at that line.
Is Tiger going to make the cut?
Saturday 8:55 a.m.: Tiger is at -4 through 14 holes.
5:39 p.m.: Tiger is at -4 through nine holes.
3:40 p.m.: Tiger is at -5 after a birdie on the second hole.
Tiger heads into the second round at -4, sitting with some breathing room ahead of the cut line. He tees off at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Who is not projected to make the cut?
Saturday 8:55 a.m.: Bryson DeChambeau climbed to -1 through 16 and is on the right side of the cut.
3:40 p.m.: Bryson DeChambeau is shooting three over for the day and is now at +1 through four holes.
1:12 p.m.: Matthew Wolff and Chez Reavie have shot +2s to move to the wrong side of the line. Francisco Mollinari entered the day at even but is now at +4 through 10.
Some notable names are on the wrong side of the cut line. They include Graeme McDowell and Ian Poulter at even, Kevin Na, J.T. Poston, and Tyrrell Hatton at +1, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, and Shane Lowry at +2, and Rory McIlroy at +3.