FINAL UPDATE: The final cut is -1. Notable players to miss the cut include Dustin Johnson, Collin Morikawa, Si Woo Kim, Jason Kokrak, Lucas Glover, and Matt Jones.
The PGA Tour teed off the second round of the 2021 Northern Trust on Friday at 7:20 a.m. ET. Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm entered Friday tied for the lead at -8, three shots up on Harold Varner III. Six golfers follow at -4.
Some notable golfers that struggled on the first 18 holes include Charley Hoffman (+2), Collin Morikawa (+3), and Kevin Kisner (+5). All three rank well in the FedExCup Playoffs, with Morikawa coming into The Northern Trust ranked No. 1 in the world, but all will slip if they don’t get it going on Friday. The top 70 golfers in the FedExCup rankings at the close of Sunday will advance to next week’s BMW Championship. Morikawa will almost assuredly advance regardless of his performance this weekend, but a little momentum would be nice.
The first trios teed off on Friday at 7:20 a.m. ET and the final groups will be on the course at 1:39 p.m. ET. There’s a long way to go before we find out what the weekend field looks like for the Northern Trust.
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 Northern Trust?
5:50 p.m. — The projected cut remains at -1
4:28 p.m. — The projected cut remains at -1
2:14 p.m. — The projected cut is now -1.
11:49 a.m. — The projected cut remains at even.
The projected cut opens at even. There are 20 golfers at even coming into Friday and 17 at +1.
Who is not projected to make the cut?
5:50 p.m. — Morikawa is at +2 with one hole to go and probably won’t make the cut.
4:28 p.m. — Collin Morikawa sits at +3 and on the back nine. Phil Mickelson finished at +3. Kevin Kisner finished at +8.
2:14 p.m. — Dustin Johnson, Si Woo Kim, Ryan Palmer, and Martin Laird all finished at even. Sergio Garcia and Lucas Glove finished at +1.
11:49 a.m. — Si Woo Kim is at +2 and on the back nine. Of the remaining below, Brian Harman is at -3 and on the back nine while the rest are either at the same score or yet to tee off.
Jordan Spieth, Si Woo Kim, Abraham Ancer, and Brian Harman all open Friday at +1. Charley Hoffman and Phil Mickelson are at +2. Collin Morikawa, Max Homa, and Lucas Glover are at +3. Sergio Garcia is at +4 and Kevin Kisner is at +5.