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Breaking down the cut line for the 2020 US Open

The US Open has entered day 2. We break down where the cut line stands throughout the day, and if Tiger Woods will make the cut.

Tiger Woods of the United States plays his shot from the 12th tee during the first round of the 120th U.S. Open Championship on September 17, 2020 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

FINAL UPDATE: The cut line is +6. 62 golfers made the cut.

The PGA Tour is teeing off the second round of its second major since the restart. The US Open teed off on Friday at 6:50 a.m. ET, with the final players teeing off at 2:11 p.m. The day began with Justin Thomas atop the leaderboard at -5, followed by Thomas Pieters, Patrick Reed, and Matthew Wolff at -4.

Pieters has started his round and moved to -5, Wolff gets started at 8:18 a.m., and Thomas and Reed get underway this afternoon. Tiger Woods struggled to a +3 in round 1 and is sitting with a group of big names, including Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Charles Howell III, and Justin Rose.

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 US Open, the top 60 players including ties make the cut. Anybody in 61st place or worse does not make the cut.

What is the cut line for the US Open?

6:03 p.m.: The cut line remains at +6 with everybody onto the back nine.

5:17 p.m.: The cut line has moved to +6. 13 golfers are tied for 57th place at +6.

4:19 p.m.: The cut line remains at +5. 19 golfers are tied for 45th place at +5.

3:16 p.m.: The cut line is at +5. The entire field has teed off at this point. 21 golfers are tied for 49th place at +5.

1:26 p.m.: The cut line has moved to +4. 16 golfers are tied at for 54th place at +3.

12:35 p.m.: The cut line remains at +3. The second half of the field has begun to tee off.

9:41 a.m.: The cut has moved to +3. The first half of the field has teed off, and the second half will tee off starting at 12:10 p.m.

Heading into round 2, the projected cut is +2. As of this article publishing, there is a tie for 49th place that includes 17 golfers, which means we currently have 65 players making the cut.

Is Tiger going to make the cut?

6:03 p.m.: Tiger is at +11. No chance.

5:17 p.m.: Tiger is to +9 for the tournament as he is into his back nine. No, he is not on track to make the cut.

4:19 p.m.: Tiger is struggling, shooting three over through his first 8 holes of the day. He is +6 and outside the cut line.

3:16 p.m.: Woods is one over for the day and +4 for the tournament, which puts him inside the cut line.

1:26 p.m.: Woods is inside the cut line

12:35 p.m.: Woods is still inside the cut line

9:41 a.m.: Woods would now be inside the cut line.

Tiger heads into the second round at +3, one shot off the projected cut. He tees off at 1:27 p.m.

Who is not projected to make the cut?

5:17 p.m.: Matt Kuchar, Henrik Stenson, and Matthew Fitzpatrick all sit at +7, Tommy Fleetwood, Ryan Palmer, and Gary Woodland all sit at +8.

4:19 p.m.: Sergio Garcia (+6), Gary Woodland (+8), and Tommy Fleetwood (+8) have all gone the wrong way.

3:16 p.m.: Rickie Fowler, Paul Casey, and Shane Lowry all finished at +6, while Jordan Spieth is at +6 and making his way through his front nine.

1:26 p.m.: Rory Sabbatini, Sungjae Im, Rickie Fowler, and Ian Poulter are among those at +5.

12:35 p.m.: Zach Johnson, Cameron Smith, and Rickie Fowler have all struggled and are now at +4.

9:41 a.m.: All the +3s below move inside, with Dustin Johnson one under for his second round to get to +2. Chan Kim, Michael Thompson, and Cameron Champ have all struggled and fallen to +4.

There are some big names on the wrong side of the cut. Along with Woods, there’s Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, and Justin Rose, all at +3. Sergio Garcia, Matt Kuchar, Gary Woodland, and Tommy Fleetwood are all at +4. Collin Morikawa, Graeme McDowell, and Shane Lowry all sit at +6.