FINAL UPDATE: The cut line is +1. Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas will both make the cut.
The PGA Tour is teeing off the second round of the PGA Championship on Friday at 10 a.m. ET. The day begins with Jason Day and Brendon Todd atop the leaderboard after matching -5s on Thursday. They enter Friday with a one-shot lead on nine golfers. Tiger Woods is back in action and was -2 in the first round.
How is the cut line determined?
The cut line is different for major tournaments compared to the weekly tournaments. For most tournaments, the 36-hole cut line is the top 65 players plus those tied at the end of that group. Each major uses a different rule. For the PGA Championship the top 70 players including ties make the cut. Anybody in 71st place or worse does not make the cut.
What is the cut line for the PGA Championship?
10 p.m.: The cut line remains at +1.
9:29 p.m.: The cut line remains at +1.
8:37 p.m.: The cut line remains at +1 and the last trio is wrapping up their front nine.
7:44 p.m.: The cut line remains at +1.
5:55 p.m.: The cut line moved to +1 with the last trio teeing off their round.
4:49 p.m.: The cut line remains at even with Tiger, Rory, and JT teeing off in nine minutes.
2:45 p.m.: The cut line is currently at even. Half the field is on the course, with the other half starting to tee off.
12:26 p.m.: The cut line is back to +1. It will likely move back and forth between even and +1 for the time being. 88 players are projected to make the cut.
11:27 a.m.: A couple solid starts have moved the projected cut to even. There are currently 70 players at the line, which means there is a decent chance this moves back to even.
Heading into round 2, the projected cut is +1. There is a tie for 68th that includes 22 golfers, which means we currently have 89 players make the cut.
Is Tiger going to make the cut?
10 p.m.: Tiger finished with back-to-back pars and is even through 36 holes. He is likely to make it through the cut.
9:29 p.m.: Tiger birdied No. 16 to get back to even with two holes to go.
9:15 p.m.: Tiger bogeyed two of his last three holes and is now +1 with three holes to go. It’s coming down to the wire.
8:37 p.m.: Tiger birdied No. 10 to move back to -1.
7:44 p.m.: Tiger bogeyed No. 9 to drop to even par, and is one shot inside the cut line.
5:55 p.m.: Tiger bogeyed his third hole to drop to -1 for the day. He is two shots ahead of the cut.
4:49 p.m.: Tiger is two shots above the projected cut as he gets ready to tee off.
Tiger heads into the second round 3 shots above the projected cut.
Who is not projected to make the cut?
8:59 p.m.: Justin Thomas bogeyed and then double-bogeyed to drop to +2 in a hurry.
7:44 p.m.: Patrick Cantlay, Jason Dufner, and Tyrrell Hatton are all at +2. Sungjae Im is at +4.
5:55 p.m.: Justin Thomas remains at +1 through three holes. Jim Furyk, Rickie Fowler, and Shaun Norris are among the golfers sitting at +2.
4:49 p.m.: Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, J.T. Poston, anbd Byeong Hun An all finished at +1 through 36 holes.
2:45 p.m.: Webb Simpson has moved to even and just on the right side of the cut line for now. Shaun Norris, Kevin Na, Sepp Straka, and others are moving in the wrong direction and would not make the cut as of now.
12:26 p.m.: Webb Simpson has started his round with a par on the first hole. He is on the cusp for the time being. Wyndham Clark and Taylor Gooch each have an early bogey to move to the wrong side of the cut line.
11:27 a.m.: Justin Thomas (+1) and Webb Simpson (+1) now slide to the wrong side of the cut.
Some significant names struggled on day one. Tyrell Hatton (+2) and Patrick Cantlay (+3) are among the top-ranked golfers who are on the wrong side of the projected cut heading into the second day of the tournament.