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Breaking down the cut line for the 2021 Masters Tournament

The 2021 Masters Tournament has entered day 2. We break down where the cut line stands throughout the day.

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FINAL CUT LINE: The 2021 Masters cut is +3.

The second round of the Masters teed off at 8 a.m. ET Friday morning, with Martin Laird and Vijay Singh getting things underway. The day will wrap with Daniel Berger, Paul Casey, and Patrick Reed, who tee off at 2 p.m. Between now and then, we’ll get a chance to sort through just who makes it into the weekend.

Justin Rose impressed in the first round, shooting seven under and sitting four strokes up on Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama. It was a rough day for much of the field, with only 12 golfers finishing under par and another seven at par. That left 69 golfers finishing worse than par through the first round.

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We’ve got a whole lot of golf in front of us before the cut line is determined. We’ll be tracking it throughout the morning and afternoon until we know just who is headed into the weekend at Augusta.

How is the cut line determined?

In most tournaments, the cut line at 36 holes is the top 65 players plus those tied at the end of that group. For the Masters, the cut is the top 50 players and ties.

What is the cut line for the 2021 Masters Tournament?

6:50 p.m. — The cut is going to settle at +3 once the last few golfers finish their rounds.

6:23 p.m. — The cut line remains at +3 with the remaining golfers on the final four holes.

5:33 p.m. — The cut line remains at +3 with the last golfers into the back nine. 10 golfers are at +3 and 4 at at +4.

4:45 p.m. — The cut line remains at +3. 9 golfers are at +3 and 5 are at +4.

3:15 p.m. — The cut remains at +3 with everybody on the course. 10 golfers are at +3 and 9 are at +4.

1:24 p.m. — The cut remains at +3. 8 golfers are at +3 and 7 are at +4.

12:30 p.m. — The cut remains at +3. There are 11 golfers at +3 and 13 at +4.

11:15 a.m. — The cut is now at +3. There are 10 golfers at +3 and 12 at +4.

As of 8:30 a.m., the cut is projected at +2. There are 22 golfers with a +2 and 8 at +3.

Who is not projected to make the cut?

6:50 p.m. — Sergio Garcia finished at +4 and defending champ Dustin Johnson finished at +5.

6:23 p.m. — Sergio Garcia and Phil Mickelson have both moved to +3.

5:33 p.m. — McIlroy is further back at +8, Cantlay finished his day at +8, and Sungjae Im finished the day at +13.

4:45 p.m. — McIlroy and Koepka are at +6 and Cantlay is at +8.

3:15 p.m. — Rory McIlroy is at +4 and Brooks Koepka is at +5, while Dustin Johnson is at +3 and just making the cut for now.

1:24 p.m. — Mickelson and Frittelli have dropped another shot back, while DeChambeau has three birdies and a bogey to move to +2.

12:30 p.m. — Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, Dylan Frittelli, Sergio Garcia, and Rory McIlroy all sit at +4. Garcia and McIlroy tee off this afternoon.

11:15 a.m. — Jose Maria Olazabal has two bogeys and a birdie on his card and now sits at +4. Phil Mickelson has two early bogeys to drop to +5.

Notable names on the wrong side of the line as of 8:30 a.m. include Phil Mickelson (+3), Dylan Frittelli, Sergio Garcia, Rory McIlroy, and Bryson DeChambeau (all +4), Sungjae Im (+5), and Patrick Cantlay (+7).