U.S. Open cut line: Who’s in, who’s out, projected cut at The Country Club
UPDATE: 8:08 p.m. ET — The final cut remained at three over, with 64 players continuing to the weekend.
UPDATE: 6:54 p.m. ET — The cut has moved to three over, bumping out the large group of players at four over, including Sergio Garcia, Sungjae Im, Mito Pereira, Corey Connors, Webb Simpson, Shane Lowry and Kevin Kisner. Sixty-five players are currently three over or better.
The U.S. Open cut is the top 60 players and ties after 36 holes, regardless of how many shots those players are from the lead.
U.S. Open projected cut line
As of 1:15 p.m. ET, the U.S. Open projected cut was four over par, meaning anyone who shot five over or worse would be heading home for the weekend. There are currently around 90 players at four over or better, some of whom have yet to tee off in Round 2.
A few big-name players who are currently on the wrong side of the cut line include Kevin Na and Tony Finau (+5), Louis Oosthuizen (+6), Viktor Hovalnd and Tommy Fleetwood (+7) and Phil Mickelson (+11).
On the flip side, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Cantlay are currently two over and just starting their second rounds, so they’ll be battling to hang on to the end.
For players right on the cusp, there’s a bit of extra financial incentive to get on the right side of the line. Given the USGA’s record-setting purse of $17.5 million, the 60th-place player will still cash a check for a cool $36,000. Players who miss the cut can generally expect to receive about $10,000.
This story will be updated as the cut line and scores change throughout Friday afternoon. You can check out the leaderboard here.