Update Aug 6 8:20 a.m. A double bogey on the last by Austin Smotherman, plus a bogey by Chris Gotterup also on No. 18 ended up putting an additional 22 players in the field for the weekend.
For players on the Tour Card bubble such as Scott Piercy and Doc Redman, who were on the number exactly at -1, it made all the difference in the world as now they’ve made the cut and are that much closer to securing their status for next season.
A wild early morning finish with huge implications for the future of the PGA TOUR for next season. We’ll see what happens over the next 36 holes and who’s in and who’s out for 2022-23.
Update 9:30 p.m. There are 66 players at -1 or better, but four players are still on the course in Austin Smotherman (-1), Bo Hoag (-3), Joshua Creel (E), and Chris Gotterup (-2). If either Hoag or Gotterup end up at -1, and Smotherman or Creel doesn’t get to -2, it would move the cut line to -1 and bring in the 23 players at that number. It should be a wild finish on Saturday morning before the third round begins.
Update 4:30 p.m. There are now 68 players at -2 or better, so it looks like that will be the number and anyone on -1 will have their PGA TOUR regular season end on Friday. That includes Shane Lowry, Corey Connors, and Jason Dufner.
Update 3:05 p.m. There are now exactly 65 players at -2 or better, so that is the projected cut for now. But that is subject to change if just one player at -2 makes a bogey before the rest of the field rises. 20 players are exactly at -2 as of this moment.
Update 1:45 p.m. 87 players remain at -1 or better, but a whopping 25 of them are exactly on the cut line of -1. There’s a chance the number could move in the afternoon, which would effect players like Rickie Fowler and Matt Wallace. Both Fowler and Wallace are fighting to keep their Tour Cards, but have finished the first two rounds at even par.
You can follow along with which players will make the Top 125, and which won’t, as we live track today’s round here.
The PGA TOUR tees off the second round of the 2022 Wyndham Championship on Friday, and John Huh is the two-shot leader following a blistering 61 to open the proceedings in Round 1. And for players on the bubble for reaching the Top 125 in the FedEx Cup on the PGA TOUR next season, failing to make the cut might mean losing their Tour Card for the 2022-23 season.
The first trios tee off Friday at 6:50 a.m. ET, with the afternoon groups beginning at 12:05 p.m. ET. It should be about 2:30 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 Wyndham Championship as of now?
After the first 18 holes, 78 players are at -1 or better, with exactly 21 players turning in cards on that number after Thursday.
Who is not projected to make the cut?
Sepp Straka’s +8 Thursday means he can start focusing on next week’s FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis to open the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Danny Willet is 138 in Cup points, and thus is off to the Korn Ferry Playoffs unless he can recover from his +5 Thursday.
Cameron Champ and Rickie Fowler also need to improve on their +1 rounds from Thursday, or else they’re heading to the last-chance tournaments on the Korn Ferry Tour for players ranked from 126-200 after this week as well.