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Breaking down the cut line for the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational

The Arnold Palmer Invitational has entered day 2. We break down where the cut line stands throughout the day.

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FINAL UPDATE: The cut line finished at +2. 73 players made the cut. See the full leaderboard here.

The PGA Tour has teed off the second round of the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational on Friday. Corey Conners and Rory McIlroy entered the day with the lead after each shooting -6 on Thursday. Conners is nearing the end of the front nine while McIlroy tees off after lunch. Bryson DeChambeau entered the day a stroke behind, followed by Jason Kokrak. Both tee off after lunch as well.

Half the field has teed off in the morning, and the second half starts to hit the links at 11:40 a.m. ET. The final trio tees off at 1:30 p.m. There’s a long way to go before we find out what the weekend field looks like for the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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 this is not one of those tournaments.

What is the cut line for the Arnold Palmer Invitational?

2:23 p.m. update: The projected cut has moved to +2 with every golfer now on the course. Eight golfers are at +2 and nine golfers are at +3.

The projected cut currently sits at +1. There are 13 golfers at +1 and 17 golfers at +2.

Who is not projected to make the cut?

2:23 p.m. update: Patrick Reed finished his day at +3, and Tyrrell Hatton and Hideki Matsuyama are both at +3 as they work through the front nine.

Adam Long, Zach Johnson, and Patrick Reed sit at +2. Rickie Fowler, Brandt Snedeker, and Hideki Matsuyama are among the golfers at +3. Defending champ Tyrrell Hatton struggled to a +5 and tees off at 12:46 p.m.