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There will be no cut line at the 2020 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

The World Golf Classic events do not have cut lines. That means everybody advances to the weekend at this year’s St. Jude Invitational. We break down what it all means.

Brooks Koepka of the United States plays a shot on the tenth hole during the first round of the World Golf Championship-FedEx St Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind on July 30, 2020 in Memphis, Tennessee. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

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.