Update 5:50 p.m. ET: Jordan Spieth sits at -1 thru 11, and he’ll need to find another birdie to join the 69 players currently at -2 or better and playing the weekend in Scottsdale.
Francesco Molinari is in the same boat after now making the turn, but Viktor Hovland is at -2 thru 11 and can make the cut with even or better the rest of the way. Jason Dufner can start calling airlines, as he’s +7 after 13 holes today.
Update 4:50 p.m. ET: The cut has moved to -2, with 66 players currently on the number. But with some players having just completed three holes, there’s still time for plenty of movement.
Rickie Fowler finished at -1, and he’ll need the field to come back to them to play the weekend. Tony Finau finished at even par, and he can head to the airport.
Francesco Molinari needs to get back a couple shots as well; he’s at even through five holes.
Update 2:10 p.m. ET: Patrick Rodgers and Mito Pereira are both in on the number at -1 on the Par 71 layout. They’ll need the cut line to hold steady this afternoon to play the weekend.
And there are some stars on the course right now with work to do. Rickie Fowler is at even par thru 16, and he’ll need to find a birdie coming home to have any chance. The same holds true for Tony Finau, but he’s thru 14 and has more opportunities to claw back a shot.
It’s a whacky day for the cut line here at the 2022 Waste Management Phoenix Open! Round 1 was suspended before it wrapped on Thursday due to darkness, so the first round finished that before everyone teed off for Round 2.
The first trios put a peg in the ground on Friday at 10:15 a.m. ET for the second loop, and the final groups will be on the course at 4:30 p.m. ET. There’s a long way to go before we find out what the weekend field looks like for the WM Phoenix Open.
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.
What is the cut line for the WM Phoenix Open?
Right now the projected cut is -1 at TPC Scottsdale, and as we write this there are 72 players on the number or better. While it seems unlikely to get to even in good conditions, it could still inch up to -2 as the best golfers in the world attack a stadium course.
Who is not projected to make the cut?
Adam Schenk fired an 81 on Thursday, so he’s merely getting some exercise today.
Charles Howell III and Jason Dufner hit the house at +4 after the first round, and will have serious work to do to play the weekend. And it’s a bit surprising to see Viktor Hovland at +1, and he’ll need some crooked red figures today to survive to Saturday as well.