U.S. Open 2019 projected cut: What the U.S. Open cut line will be
As the morning wave finishes the second round on Friday, the cutline is currently hovering around 1 over par — a number that is likely to rise a shot or two as the afternoon players complete their second rounds.
There are already a number of big-name players who appear to be out of the running. Lucas Bjerregaard made headlines after suffering an 11 in the first round, while two fluffed chips ended Ian Poulter’s U.S. Open chances on Friday. Branden Grace hit a drive into a hospitality tent on Thursday and failed to rally during Friday’s second round. Keegan Bradley is another player who has been having an otherwise good season but will miss the cut after shooting 73-76.
A few other players to keep an eye on this afternoon: Phil Mickelson, Justin Thomas and Brandt Snedeker, all of whom are currently on the edge and could use a boost up the leaderboard.
UPDATE 5:09 p.m. ET: The projected cut has moved to 2 over par. There are currently 84 players at 2 over par or better.
UPDATE: 7:00 p.m. ET: The projected cut is still 2 over par. There are currently 75 players at 2 over par or better. Notable players on the wrong side of the cut line currently include Jason Day (+3, still in the midst of his second round), Branden Grace, Tony Finau, Jimmy Walker, Ian Poulter, Ernie Els, Mike Weir, Keegan Bradley, and Bubba Watson.
UPDATE: 8:07 p.m. ET: The projected cut is still 2 over par. Seventy-eight players are T63 at 2 over par or better. Justin Thomas is currently riding the cut line at 2 over par overall through 12 holes in his second round.
UPDATE: 9:29 p.m. ET: The projected cut is still 2 over par. There are 20 players currently T60 and 2 over, and 79 total players at 2 over par or better.
UPDATE: 10:48 p.m. ET: It’s official. The cut is 2 over par. Seventy-nine players at 2 over par and better will continue to compete through the weekend.
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