FINAL UPDATE: The cut line is +3.
The PGA Tour teed off the second round of the Memorial Tournament on Friday at 7 a.m. ET. The day began with Tony Finau atop the leaderboard with a -6 on Thursday. He entered Friday with a one shot lead on Ryan Palmer and a two-shot lead on Gary Woodland and Brendan Steele. Tiger Woods made his return to the PGA Tour and was -1 in the first round.
Finau is off to a slow start at +1 due to a couple bogies, and has slipped off the lead. Woodland and Jon Rahm are hot on the front nine, both at -3 for the day. As of this publishing, Woodland is at -7 and Rahm is at -6 for the top two spots. Woods has a birdie and a bogie to remain at -1 through five holes.
Half 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 Memorial Tournament does not appear to have that.
What is the cut line for the Memorial Tournament?
6:20 p.m.: The cut line remains at +3. There are a handful of golfers on the course, but barring a miracle, the cut line will stay at +3.
4:57 p.m.: The cut line returns to +3. 6 golfers remain on the course at +3 and 7 remain on at +2.
4:36 p.m.: The cut line is back to +2, with 66 players projected to make it. 13 golfers remain on the course at +2.
4:10 p.m.: The cut line has moved back to +3. 76 players are projected to make the cut, with 13 currently at +3.
3:10 p.m.: The cut line remains at +2.
2:38 p.m.: The cut line is back to +2.
2:26 p.m.: The cut line has moved to +3 with all remaining golfers on the course.
1:21 p.m.: The cut line remains projected at +2.
12:35 p.m.: The cut line remains projected at +2. The second half of the field is starting to tee off.
11:19 a.m.: The cut line remains projected at +2.
10:47 a.m.: The cut line remains projected at +2.
As of 9:50 a.m. on Friday, the cut line is +2 and 78 golfers are projected to make the cut. 19 golfers are currently at +2, and another 14 are at +3. The morning tee times are complete, and the next round of tee times start at noon ET.
Is Tiger going to make the cut?
6:20 p.m.: Tiger will make the cut, barring a miracle change to the line.
4:57 p.m.: Yes. He’s one of 13 golfers at the cut line.
4:36 p.m.: No. He’s just outside the cut line.
4:10 p.m.: Yes. He’s one of 13 players at the cut line.
2:38 p.m.: Tiger drops back outside the cut, with most of the back half of the field still on the front nine.
2:26 p.m.: Tiger is sitting at +3 and has moved inside the cut line for the time being.
1:21 p.m.: Tiger birdied his 16th and 17th holes, but could only manage par on his final hole. He finished the day at +3.
12:35 p.m.: He added a bogey and is at +5 through 15 holes.
11:45 a.m.: He is at +4 after a bogey on the second hole of his back nine.
11:19 a.m.: He is at +3 after a tenth hole double bogey.
Who is not projected to make the cut?
6:20 p.m.: Sungjae Im, Shane Lowry, Rickie Fowler, and Justin Rose all will miss the cut. Xander Schauffele finished strong to make the cut.
4:10 p.m.: Sungjae Im, Shane Lowry, and J.T. Poston are among those who finished at +4. Rickie Fowler and Justin Rose are at +5 after completing their rounds. Xander Schauffele sits at +6 through 10 holes.
3:10 p.m.: After a slow start, Bryson DeChambeau has three straight birdies to move to even par. Hideki Matsuyama scored an eagle on the seventh hole, improving to +4.
2:26 p.m.: Bryson DeChambeau is struggling with a pair of bogeys dropping him to +3. Justin Thomas is par for the round to remain at +2, Hideki Matsuyama added another bogey to drop to +6, and Xander Schauffele is even for the day and still at +6.
1:21 p.m.: Hideki Matsuyama double bogeyed his first hole and is at +5 for the tournament. Brooks Koepka finished at +3 with Tiger. Jordan Spieth opened at -2, but bogeyed his second hole and is at -1.
12:35 p.m.: Patrick Reed (-1), Bryson DeChambeau (+1), Justin Thomas (+2), Hideki Matsuyama (+3) and Xander Schauffele (+6) are the most notable golfers still waiting to tee off with a serious chance of missing the cut.
11:19 a.m.: Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose, and Shane Lowry are all putting up bogies on Friday and sit at +3 with Tiger.
10:47 a.m.: Tiger Woods has three bogies on his front nine and now sits at +1, so the sweat is on for him. Some notable players still to tee off include Bryson DeChambeau (+1), Viktor Hovland (+2), and Hideki Matsuyama (+3).
Hideki Matsuyama (+3) and Collin Morikawa (+4) have yet to tee off, while Sungjae Im (+5) is one-under for the day through eight. Xander Schauffele (+6) and Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson (both +7) all struggled on day one. Fowler has shown improvement on day two but remains a ways off, Simpson is stumbling, and Schauffele has yet to tee off.