Update 7:00 p.m. It was close, but with the players left on the course, it looks about 99% certain that +1 will be the cutline for the tournament. Exactly 70 or 71 players will make the weekend because of it depending on if Christopher Gotterup (+2) makes a birdie on 18.
Update 6:00 p.m. It’s getting pretty dicey here, and a group of 11 players (nine of which have completed their round) at +2 are very much sweating the end of the second round in Toronto.
There are 71 players at +1 or better, and 70 players plus ties will make the cut. Just two more players falling below the +1 threshold means we’ll see over 80 players on the weekend at the Canadian Open. The last players are on their 14th hole as of now.
Update 4:15 p.m. In an unexpected twist, if anything the cut might be going the other way. A course that was expected to be pretty easy has had the conditions make it quite tough, and now just 75 golfers are at +1 or better, with 14 on the number exactly.
Canadian major winner Mike Weir is at +2 with five holes to play, so he’ll need to find at least a birdie to continue in his nation’s championship. And although Canada’s MacKenzie Hughes is +3 on the day, he’s at -1 thru 13 so he looks to be in good shape to play the weekend.
Update 3:20 p.m. Right now the cut line remains at +1, but with a whopping 20 golfers on that number presently all at T60, it’s very possible we see the line drop to even par before the day is over.
Martin Trainer is in the house at +5, so he’ll be done for the week. Jason Dufner is +6 thru 12 holes today, and he likely won’t make the weekend either. And Rory Sabbatini at +2 is going to finish at least one shot short as well.
Credit to Cameron Smith however: After a disastrous +6 76 yesterday, he shot a 65 today to get right on the bubble at +1.
The PGA Tour tees off the second round of the 2022 RBC Canadian Open on Friday at 6:40 p.m. ET, and Wyndham Clark holds a one-shot lead at -7 over Matt Fitzpatrick at -6. Doug Ghim and Harold Varner III are each two strokes off the pace at -5.
The first trios tee off on Friday at 6:40 a.m. ET, with the afternoon groups beginning at 12 p.m. ET. It should be about 2-3 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 RBC Canadian Open as of now?
Entering Friday’s play, the cut line is set at +1 after some unexpectedly challenging conditions on Thursday. But it will depend on if the greens at St. George’s Golf and Country Club in suburban Toronto continue to defend par to the best players in the world on Friday.
Who is not projected to make the cut?
Cameron Smith has plenty of work to do after a +6 76 on Friday. Canada’s own Mike Weir is +2 and will need to find a few birdies to get in the mix to make the weekend in his home nation. Camilo Villegas is on +2 as well.