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Breaking down the cut line for the 2020 Travelers Championship

The Travelers Championship has entered day 2. We break down where the cut line stands throughout the day.

Mackenzie Hughes of Canada lines up a putt on the ninth green during the first round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 25, 2020 in Cromwell, Connecticut. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The PGA Tour teed off the second round of the 2020 Travelers Championship on Friday at 6:45 a.m. ET. The day began with Mackenzie Hughes atop the leaderboard with a blistering -10 on Thursday. Viktor Hovland, Xander Schauffele, and Rory McIlroy opened Friday tied for second at -7. Hovland and Schauffele are already underway and Hovland has one birdie through three holes to move into sole possession of second place. Hughes tees off at 1:40 p.m., while McIlroy tees off at 12:50 p.m.

Most of the field has not teed off as of this article first publishing, and so we have a ways to go today before we know the final cut line. Potentially 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 Travelers Championship does not appear to have that.

What is the cut line for the Travelers Championship?

6:45 p.m.: The cut is -4 and 68 golfers are headed into the weekend.

5:25 p.m.: The cut line remains at -4, and we currently have 68 golfers projected to make the cut.

4:15 p.m.: The cut line is now -4 as low scores rule the day. There are currently the minimum 65 golfers making the cut.

2:55 p.m.: The projected cut is -3 with the last golfers approaching halfway through their front nine. 80 are currently above the cut line.

2 p.m.: The line remains at -3 with all remaining golfers on the course. We still have 72 golfers currently above the cut line.

1 p.m.: The projected cut remains at -3 as we enter the final hour of tee times. 72 golfers are currently above the cut line.

12 p.m.: The cut line remains at -3 as the afternoon tee times get underway. The second half of the field getting underway in the second round will clear up the cut line. 72 golfers are currently projected to make the cut.

11:15 a.m.: The cut remains at -3. There are currently 69 golfers projected to make the cut, with 35 of them yet to tee off.

10 a.m.: Low scores could be on tap for Friday. The cut line is now -3, and we have 67 golfers making it. 32 golfers currently sit at -3, with 14 of them yet to tee off.

As of 8:54 a.m. on Friday, the cut line is -2. 21 golfers are currently at -2, leaving 80 golfers above the cut. Ten of those golfers don’t tee off until this afternoon, and the rest are still on the front nine as of this article publishing. Plenty is going to change.

Who is not projected to make the cut?

6:45 p.m.: Sungjae Im just made the cut at -4.

5:25 p.m.: Sungjae Im has climbed back to -4 through 14 holes.

4:15 p.m.: Bubba Watson, Tony Finau, and Sungjae Im are all among the golfers currently projected to miss the cut.

2:55 p.m.: Hunter Mahan, Brandt Snedeker, and Adam Long have all bogied to drop off the cut. D.J. Trahan is three over on the day through 10 to drop off as well.

2 p.m.: Jim Furyk started the day at -1 but has surged past the cut line with a pair of front nine birdies. Adam Schenk was not projected to make the cut, but a 65 has him right above the line.

1 p.m.: Sungjae Im tees off at 1:50 p.m. and is -2 coming into the round. Corey Conners wrapped up the day with a 66 to get to -1, but is unlikely to make the cut.

12 p.m.: Watson put together a 68 in the second round, leaving him -3 for the tournament and right at the cut line. Spieth has climbed over the cut line with a pair of birdies to finish at -4 for the first two rounds. On the other side, Collin Morikawa is all but certain to miss the cut after 72 and 71 leave him at +3 for the first two rounds.

11:15 a.m.: Bubba Watson has climbed above the cut line thanks in part to an eagle on his 11th hole of the day. Jordan Spieth remains at -2 for the tournament through 14 holes, while Justin Rose is at even par through 13. Sungjae Im is at -2 with a tee time of 1:30 p.m.

10 a.m.: Watson is back under par for the day and a shot back of the cut. Ian Poulter, Danny Lee, and Greg Chalmers are the other golfers a shot back in action at the moment.

Three-time Travelers champion Bubba Watson shot -1 on Thursday and is +1 through five holes Friday morning. Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose both shot a -3 on Thursday, but three straight bogies dropped Spieth to even and a bogie and double bogie dropped Rose to even as well. Defending champion Chez Reavie sits at even and is teeing off at 12:40 p.m.