Update 4:40 p.m. There are now 77 golfers on +2 or better, and that number seems likely to fall even lower as they day continues. Black numbers will still get everyone to the weekend, a rarity on the PGA Tour anymore.
Padraig Harrington, Charl Schwartzel, and Tommy Fleetwood are all +3 and in the house, so they can head to the beach. Rickie Fowler is also done at +2, while Joaquin Niemann is +1 with four holes to play.
Update 2:45 p.m. The cut line has moved to +2, with a whopping 85 players on that number or better right now, but just one will need to get to +1 to get the cut back to +1 as there’s 65 players at that score or better.
This is gonna be close between the minimum cut field field and one of the biggest you’ll ever see depending on how this shakes out over the rest of this afternoon in Palm Beach.
The PGA Tour teed off the second round of the 2022 Honda Classic on Friday at 6:50 a.m. ET, and relative unknown Kurt Kitayama holds a one-shot lead on the field at -6 at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
The first trios tee off on Friday at 6:50 a.m. ET and the final groups will be on the course at 1:46 p.m. ET. There’s a long way to go before we find out what the weekend field looks like for the Honda Classic.
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 Honda Classic?
Right now the cut is set to be at +1, but at a course where conditions can vary widely depending on the sea breeze, we could see some movement either up or down from that figure.
Who is not projected to make the cut?
Matthew Wolff opened with an uncharacteristic 81, and he’ll be heading home after a pleasant 18-hole walk with two colleagues today. Jason Dufner and Martin Kaymer both fired +8 79’s on Thursday, and they’ll need a miracle and some putts to survive.
Luke Donald (+2), Padarig Harrington, Henrik Stenson, and Camilo Villegas (+4) are among the names with plenty of work to do. Rickie Fowler (E) is in better shape in his hometown entering Friday.