The PGA Tour teed off the second round of the 2020 RBC Heritage on Friday at 6:45 a.m. The day began with Ian Poulter and Mark Hubbard as co-leaders at -7. Poulter is teeing off at 12:54 p.m. and Hubbard is teeing off at 2:22 p.m.
Hubbard is part of the last group of the day, and as his group gets going, we’ll have a better handle on the cut line. Over half the field will be cut by the end of Friday, setting the field for the final two rounds.
How is the cut line determined?
The cut line at 36 holes is the top 65 players plus those tied at the end of that group. Some tournaments will have a second cut after day three (54 holes) if that initial group is 78 total players, but the RBC Heritage does not appear to have that.
What is the cut line for the RBC Heritage?
Final update: There are a few golfers on the course, but the cut line is set at -4.
7:38 p.m. update: The second round will restart at 7:45 p.m., per the Tour.
6:54 p.m. update: The cut line remains at -4 with the second round suspended due to inclement weather.
5:27 p.m. update: The cut line appears likely to settle at -4 with the remaining golfers still on the course in the final third of their second round. There are currently 72 golfers projected to make the cut. 15 golfers sit at -4 and 15 golfers sit at -3.
4:35 p.m. update: The projected cut remains at -4. There are currently 70 golfers projected to make the cut.
3:40 p.m. update: The projected cut has climbed to -4. There are currently 65 golfers projected to make the cut.
3:15 p.m. update: The projected cut remains at -3. There are currently 77 golfers projected to make the cut.
2:22 p.m. update: The last of the second round golfers have teed off. The cut remains at -3, and there are currently 75 players projected to make the cut. Nine golfers still on the course are at -2.
1:10 p.m. update: The projected cut remains -3, and we currently have 71 players above the line.
11:30 a.m. update: The cut line has moved to -3, with 67 players above the cut line.
As of 10 a.m. on Friday, the cut line is -2. 24 golfers are currently at -2, leaving 81 golfers above the cut. 12 of those golfers don’t tee off until this afternoon, and the first 12 are still on the front nine as of this article publishing. Plenty will change.
Who is not projected to make the cut?
Final update: McIlroy and Morikawa made the cut, while Fowler did not. Other notable names to miss include world 6th ranked Patrick Reed, 19th ranked Louis Oosthuizen, 21st ranked Sungjae Im, 22nd ranked Shane Lowry, and 23rd ranked Hideki Matsuyama.
5:27 p.m. update: McIlroy finished a full shot clear of the cut at -5, thanks to a six-under round. Morikawa has also climbed to -5 with two holes remaining. Fowler finished at -3 and does not appear like he will make the cut.
4:35 p.m. update: McIlroy has climbed just above the cut line, sitting at -4 through 14 holes. Fowler is unable to break through, sitting at -2 through 14. Collin Morikawa, runner-up last week at Colonial, is one shot off the cut through 12 holes.
3:40 p.m. update: McIlroy added a birdie to improve to -3 through 11, while Fowler is still at -2 through 10.
3:15 p.m. update: McIlroy added another birdie and is now -2 through the front nine. Rickie Fowler is also -2 through the front nine.
2:22 p.m. update: McIlroy has shot two under in the early going to move to -1 through five holes.
1:10 p.m. update: McIlroy has just teed off at +1. Thomas put together a five under on the day to finished -4 and will almost assuredly clear the projected cut. Some names that are finished for the day and unlikely to clear include Shane Lowry, Graeme McDowell, Sungjae Im, and Hideki Matsuyama.
11:30 a.m. update: Thomas is through 14 holes and sits at -2, one shot shy of the cut line.
Rory McIlroy has not teed off yet, and Justin Thomas is through one, but both remain outside the cut line. Both completed the first round at +1.