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Breaking down cut line for the 2022 Mexico Open

It’s Friday at Mexico Open, and with Day 2 comes the pairing of the field. We break down where the cut line stands throughout the day.

Abraham Ancer of Mexico plays a shot from the second tee during the first round of the Mexico Open at Vidanta on April 28, 2022 in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. Photo by Orlando Ramirez/Getty Images

Update 3:30 p.m. The number remains at -2, but just four players getting lower could move the number to -3, so we could be looking at a -3 number. With plenty of players not having teed off yet, this looks like it could be a tight cut.

Jason Dufner and Rafa Cabrera Bello have played 36 holes at +3 and can fly home. Tony Finau and Gary Woodland look to be home safe in the clubhouse at -3, but Abraham Ancer and Graeme McDowell will need to hope the field stays put as they’re both finished at -2.

Update 12:30 p.m. The line has moved to -2 already, and the afternoon tee times haven’t left the driving range yet.

Ancer is -1 thru 12 holes, and he might miss the cut in his home country’s tournament. Gary Woodland was another favorite this weekend, and he’s -1 and could miss the weekend as well. But Tony Finau has gotten himself on the better side, as he’s on -2 thru 12.


The PGA Tour tees off the second round of the 2022 Mexico Open on Friday at 8:45 a.m. ET., and six players are tied atop the leaderboard at -7

The first trios tee off on Friday at 8:45 a.m. ET, with the afternoon groups beginning 1:45 p.m. ET. It should be about 4:00 p.m. before we have a solid idea of what the final cut line should be, but many participants will know they’re heading home after holing out on 18.

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 projected cut line for the Mexico Open as of now?

Right now the cut is set at -1, but with good conditions in Puerto Vallarta today, expect that number to go even lower as the day continues.

Who is not projected to make the cut?

Tony Finau is one of the more consistent players on tour, but he’s at even par entering today’s round. Mexico’s own Abraham Ancer is at +1 after two holes today, and he has plenty of work to do to make the cut in his native country. Aaron Baddeley is +4 after his round yesterday and will need to go low to make the weekend as well.