The PGA Tour holds four World Golf Championship events each year, and this week brings the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. The field teed off on Thursday morning and is packed with the best golfers in the world. The field includes Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, and Bryson DeChambeau among others.
Most PGA Tour events have a cut following Friday’s second round in which upwards of half the field is eliminated from competition. The four World Golf Championship events do not have a cut line, which means the entire field will get to play through the weekend. The field is limited to invitation only, thus constraining the size of the field.
Brooks Koepka dominated on day 1, putting up a first round 62 to take a two-stroke lead into the second round. Seven other golfers entered the day within four strokes of Koepka.
However, there are also some awful scores that will still get a chance to clean things up heading into the weekend. Jazz Janewattananond had the worst Thursday, finishing with a 75. Tyler Duncan followed with a 74. Both are even in the early going on Friday, but it won’t matter for purposes of playing into the weekend. Neither has much of a chance of winning this WGC event, but they’ll get to keep playing.