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Breaking down cut line for the 2022 PGA Championship

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

Rickie Fowler of The United States plays his second shot on the 16th hole during the first round of the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club on May 19, 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images

Update 6:05 p.m. 81 players are at +4 or better as the entire field is now on the back nine, and 14 of them are on +4 exactly. In a bit of an upset, there’s a chance we could see the cut line move back to +3, but it’s still more likely to be +4 than +3 as of now.

Update 4:30 p.m. The line has moved to +4, and with 86 players on that number or better it appears that will be the magic number today. But that could get wild as well as a course that is getting more difficult has 20 players on exactly +4 as of now.

That group includes John Daly, who is thru 10 holes today, as well as Charl Schwartzel and Maverick McNealy, both of whom are done for the day. For Collin Morikawa and Louis Oosthuizen, they can hit the range and grab some dinner as it seems likely they’ll be playing early tomorrow morning.

Update 2:35 p.m. ET We’re still at +3 as we’re just a few minutes from the final groups teeing off for the day, with 77 players at that number or better. But as the wind kicks up and the course gets harder, +4 is completely in play here as the final cut line.

Collin Morikawa will need that cut line to move up, as he’s in the house on +4. Louis Oosthuizen is in the same boat as he plays No. 18. While pre-tournament favorite Scottie Scheffler and Dustin Johnson can split the Uber, as they’re both finished at +6 and are heading home.

Update 12:35 p.m. ET The line has already moved to +3, and it might go higher from here as most players are over par considering the tougher conditions today.

Right now 83 players are on +3 or better, with 68 on +2 or better. And that means Sergio Garcia at +4 thru nine holes today needs to make some birdies or have the field come back to him.

Tiger Woods and Sebastian Munoz are both on +4 as well, but have yet to tee off today.

The PGA Tour tees off the second round of the 2022 PGA Championship on Friday at 8:00 a.m. ET, and Rory McIlroy at -5 holds a one shot lead over Will Zalatoris and Tom Hoge as we start Friday’s play.

The first trios tee off on Friday at 8:00 a.m. ET, with the afternoon groups beginning 12:25 p.m. ET. It should be about 1:00 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 70 players plus those tied at the end of that group.

What is the projected cut line for the PGA Championship as of now?

The cut line sees 77 players at +2 or better as we enter Saturday’s play, but with 59 of those players at +1 or better, we’ve got quite a bit before we know exactly who will play the weekend.

Who is not projected to make the cut?

Adam Scott finished Thursday’s round at +7, so he’s quite the long shot to make it to Saturday. The same for Padarig Harrington and Mackenzie Hughes.

Two-time PGA Champion Brooks Koepka and Billy Horschel both being at +5 is a bit of a surprise, so they’ll need to go low as well to survive until the weekend.