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Breaking down cut line for the 2023 Sony Open in Hawaii

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

Sony Open in Hawaii - Round Two Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

The PGA TOUR tees off the second round of the 2023 Sony Open on Friday at 12:10 p.m. ET. Jordan Spieth, Chris Kirk, and Taylor Montgomery all held a share of first place after Thursday play wrapped up, ending at six under.

The first trios tee off on Friday at 12:10 p.m. ET, with the later groups beginning at 4:50 p.m. ET. It should be about 7:00 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 Sony Open in Hawaii as of now?

The projected cut line stands at -3 as Day 2 tees off.

Who is not projected to make the cut?

Update, 7:30 p.m. ET: The cut line has fallen to -2 thanks to the field thinning, and that’s a good thing for Ryan Palmer and Greyson Sigg, as both are amongst the six men in the house on that number exactly. 70 players are at -2 or better as of now, so a birdie binge by the field might get -3 back to the score needed to play the weekend still.

Update, 6:00 p.m. ET: Matsuyama finished Day 2 at 3-under, and should be able to make the cut line.

Update, 5:00 p.m. ET: Matsuyama has made his way back to -2, while Im has fallen to +2 and will not make the cut. The afternoon groups have yet to tee off.

Update, 4:00 p.m. ET: 2022 Sony Open champion Hideki Matsuyama has fallen out of the projected cut line with a bad Day 2. He sits at +1.


Webb Simpson (-1) and Matt Kuchar (E) are outside of the projected cut line, as is Sungjae Im (-1), one of the favorites to win the tournament before it began. Billy Horschel (+2) also struggled on Day 1 and may not make it past Friday.