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Breaking down cut line for the 2023 Genesis Invitational

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

Tiger Woods of the United States walks on the 12th green during the second round of the The Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club on February 17, 2023 in Pacific Palisades, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

The PGA TOUR is in California at Riviera Country Club for the Genesis Invitational this weekend and we’re into the second round on Friday. The big story for the second round is Tiger Woods, who birdie’d three straight holes to finish his round on Thursday to get to -2. He’s in the middle of his round on Day 2 and we’re tracking the cut line as well as whether or not Tiger is in or out for the weekend.

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 projected cut line for Genesis Invitational?

Saturday 11:40 a.m. Players will begin Round 3 at 11:44 a.m., with threesomes going off both the No. 1 and No. 10 tees so everyone can complete play today. Tiger Woods will tee off at 1:12 p.m. ET from the 10th tee for Round 3 at Riviera.

Saturday 11:05 a.m. 68 players made the cut, with everyone at +1 playing the weekend. And that includes Tiger Woods, who will have 36 more holes in the tournament he’s hosting.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. With 14 players still on the course after last night’s round was suspended due to darkness, there are 70 players at +1 or better, and 11 of them on exactly +1.

Three of the +1’s are still finishing their rounds, but even if they all made birdies coming home, there would still be room for the +1 players on the weekend. So it does look like everyone that is one over par, and that includes Tiger Woods, will be able to play the weekend.

7:20 p.m. ET — There are now 72 at +1 or better, and 62 at even or better. It will take several late birdies to keep Tiger and the other nine players on +1 out of the weekend, as it looks like they’ll survive for now.

6:30 p.m. ET — With 66 players at even or better, including 11 on the number exactly, we have returned to even par as the cut. That means as of now the eight players at +1, including Tiger Woods, won’t play the weekend.

5:45 p.m. ET — There are exactly 64 players at even par at this second, and another 11 at +1. Those at +1 include Tiger Woods, who would make the cut as of now if the day was over. But there are still 12 holes left to be played for the last men on the course today.

It should be a really, really close finish.

5:00 p.m. ET — There are now 69 players at even or better, with 13 of them at even exactly. That would be good for Cameron Young who would make the cut, but bad for Corey Conners, Emiliano Grillo, Nick Taylor, and Tiger Woods, who are all in the house at +1 and needing some help.

3:25 p.m. ET — Tiger Woods made a bogey on the 18th hole, his third in his last four holes of the day, and that will likely cost him a chance to play the weekend. He finishes with a score of +1 for the weekend, with 67 players at even or better presently.

3:00 p.m. ET — We’re at 68 at even or better, with 17 of them on even exactly. While the field isn’t coming back to -1 as of yet, whether it does or not will matter plenty to a certain Eldrick Woods, an older player from Southern California who grew up near this course. He’s at E for now, but a birdie on No. 18 might be his only path forward depending on what the field does the rest of today.

2:15 p.m. ET — There are just 67 players at even or better, which means it’s looking like -1 could be the number. Just two of the 17 players on the number as of now would have to go lower to thin the field for the weekend. And considering 10 of them haven’t even teed off yet, it’s looking like red numbers only for the weekend.

That would be bad for Justin Rose, Hideki Matsuyama, Cameron Young, and Sam Ryder, who are all on their back nine today at even par as of now.

12:25 p.m. ET — 73 players are at even or better as of now, with exactly 20 at level par presently. With some good conditions we could see a total of 65 get to red figures, which means some stars such as Justin Rose, Hideki Matsuyama, and Tom Kim (all at even par) would need to find at least one birdie to reach the weekend.

11:51 a.m. ET — As of now, about half the golfers have tee’d off for Round 2 of the Genesis on Friday. Keith Mitchell remains alone in first place at -8 but has yet to tee off. Collin Morikawa is closing in on Mitchell at -2 on the day and -7 overall. The cut line is at even par, so if the tournament were to stop right now, Tiger would be in for the weekend.

Who is not projected to make the cut?

11:53 a.m. ET — A lot of golfers have yet to tee off for Round 2. Some big names who would be behind the cut line if the tournament were to finish right now include Jordan Spieth, Cam Davis, Sam Burns, Billy Horschel, Alex Noren, J.T. Poston and Tony Finau, who has yet to tee off.