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Breaking down cut line for the 2023 Wells Fargo Championship

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

Tyrrell Hatton of England looks on from the 15th green during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Country Club on May 05, 2023 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The PGA TOUR teed off the second round of the 2023 Wells Fargo Championship on Friday, and Tyrrell Hatton, Nate Lashley, and Wyndham Clark are each at -8 with 36 holes remaining from Quail Hollow in Charlotte.

The Friday afternoon groups began at 1:05 p.m. ET, and we’re starting to realize who will be able to play the weekend, and who will be sitting home instead of participating in the elevated event. We’re starting to 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 Wells Fargo Championship as of now?

Update 6:45 p.m. It’s back to even as the scores have regressed with the harder course, and 68 players are at even or better, with 14 exactly on the number. Jason Day and Lucas Glover join Burns and Schenk as home at even, and they’ll be sweating the last eight groups on the course in the hopes of making the cut.

Update 5:05 p.m. We have crossed the threshold, as 66 players are at -1 or better making that the new cut line. 15 of them are at -1 exactly, so it’s going to be close and might go right down to the last group today. The last players are on their 10th hole, so darkness could also be an issue.

Update 3:45 p.m. There are now 78 players at even, with 17 of them exactly on the number. That means -1 is certainly in play to be what is needed to make the weekend.

Sam Burns and Adam Schenk are the two players in the house on even par, and they’ll need the rest of the field to stop making birdies to get a paycheck.

Even par is right now the cut line, with 69 players at that number or better. 14 of them are at exactly even, so going up to -1 is certainly in play under the right conditions.

Who is not projected to make the cut?

Jordan Spieth fired a +6 77 on Friday and will head home after an unusually bad round. Kurt Kitayama went 76, 72 the first two days to get cut as well. Collin Morikawa was one of the favorites as well, but at +4 with a pair of 73’s he’ll be able to start focusing on the PGA Championship as well.