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Projecting the cut line for the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic

It’s Friday at Rocket Mortgage Classic, and with Round 2 comes the pairing of the field. We break down where the cut line stands throughout the day.

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Update 5:30 p.m. ET We’re back to -3, with 71 players at that score or better, and 17 of then exactly at -3. But that does mean Kevin Kisner at -1 won’t play the weekend, and Matt Kuchar at -1 needs two birdies on his last three holes to survive as well.

Update 4:20 p.m. ET The line has fallen to -2 thanks to more challenging course conditions, but it could go right back the other way quickly as a whopping 88 golfers are there, with a huge 24 exactly on that number. We could still see -3 back as the number before the afternoon ends.

The PGA TOUR tees off the second round of the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic on Friday at 6:45 a.m. ET from the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan.

Going into the second round, it’s Tony Finau at the top of the leaderboard after shooting an 8-under 64 on Thursday. Finau, who is currently the betting favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook at +360, is looking for back-to-back wins on the TOUR, joined at the top by Taylor Pendrith (+800), who also shot a 64. Michael Thompson, Webb Simpson, Cameron Champ, Lee Hodges and Matt Wallace all shot six-under 66 in the first round.

The first trios tee off on Friday at 6:45 a.m. ET, with the afternoon groups beginning at 12:10 p.m. ET. It should be about 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 65 players plus those tied at the end of that group.

What is the projected cut line for the Rocket Mortgage Classic as of now?

It looks like the projected cut is about -3 as of now. There are 71 players at that score or better, with 18 exactly sitting at -3 at the relatively easy Detroit Golf Club.

Who is not projected to make the cut?

Camilo Villegas and Cameron Percy have already withdrawn, with last week’s almost-winner Scott Piercy already +2 after both rounds so he’ll be heading home.