Final cut: The cut is settling at +4.
The PGA Tour teed off the second round of the 2021 U.S. Open on Friday at 9:45 a.m. ET while still wrapping up the first round. Thursday’s opening round was delayed 90 minutes due to morning fog and that resulted in a suspension of play Thursday night. The last few golfers hit the course at 9:50 a.m. to finish up their first round.
The final trios will hit the course for the second round at 5:42 p.m. Russell Henley led after the first round with a -4, although Louis Oosthuizen moved to -4 with one hole to go in his delayed first round. Francesco Molinari and Rafa Cabrera Bello are sitting tied for third at +3.
There’s a long way to go before we find out what the weekend field looks like for the US Open with a cut line that will likely move plenty over the course of Friday.
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?
9:19 p.m. — The projected cut is now +4.
8:24 p.m. — The projected cut remains at +3.
7:36 p.m. — The projected cut remains at +3.
7 p.m. — The projected cut remains at +3. There are 21 golfers at +3 and 13 at +4.
5:45 p.m. — The projected cut remains at +3. There are 22 golfers at +3 and 17 at +4.
4:48 p.m. — The projected cut has moved to +3. There are 18 golfers at +3 and 11 at +4.
2:30 p.m. — The projected cut remains at +2. The second half of the field tees off starting at 3:30 p.m. ET.
12:33 p.m. — The projected cut remains at +2 with half the field on the course for the second round.
As of 10:23 a.m., the projected cut is +2. There are 16 golfers at +2 and 20 at +3.
Who is not projected to make the cut?
9:19 p.m. — Abraham Ancer and Max Homa are +6 and Tony Finau is +7.
8:24 p.m. — Viktor Hovland has withdrawn due to an eye injury.
7:36 p.m. — Finau has dropped to +6 along with Abraham Ancer.
7 p.m. — Corey Conners, Billy Horschel, and Si Woo Kim are all on the front nine and sitting at +4.
5:45 p.m. — Morikawa and Hovland are both on the front nine of the course and at +4. Tony Finau is at +5 and on the third hole.
4:48 p.m. — Jordan Spieth finished his round at +4, Cameron Smith and Sam Burns finished at +5, Collin Morikawa is at +5 and on the second hole of his round.
2:30 p.m. — Matsuyama remains at +3 while DeChambeau is to even. Dustin Johnson, Cameron Smith, and Stewart Cink are all at +3 as they move through the back nine.
12:33 p.m. — Hideki Matsuyama and Bryson DeChambeau are both at +3 and on the front nine. Viktor Hovland is at +3 as well and tees off this afternoon.
Viktor Hovland, Tony Finau, and Marc Leishman all sit at +3 and will tee off later today. Collin Morikawa, Phil Mickelson, Corey Conners, and Joaquin Niemann are all at +4.