PGA Championship 2018: Cut line updates on Friday

PGA Championship 2018: Cut line updates on Friday

August 10, 2018 0 By admin

There were no major surprises or developments on Thursday at the PGA Championship. It was a rather boring, procedural day that went about as expected. The one aspect of the day that was unexpected may have been the scores. Throughout the practice days, we’d heard that the best in the world were going to go deeeep on this Bellerive course. It was soft and wide and easy and the winning score was going to be 20-under, or maybe higher.

We didn’t get a wave of those super-low rounds on Thursday and the scoring averages for both the morning and afternoon waves were over-par. Gary Woodland came in late and posted 6-under 64, just edging past Rickie’s 5-under 65. But that was really it for the mid-60s rounds and it came as a surprise.

Friday, however, is much different story in the early wave. The birdies are coming in bunches and it appears we’re in for a day of low scoring. Andrew Landry posted red numbers on six of his first eight holes. Kevin Kisner went out in 29, making birdies on some of the Bellerive’s toughest par-4s to shoot into a tie for the lead during the AM draw. The PGA of America used some tough pin placements on Thursday and now they’ve got much more benign spots and setup on Friday.

What this means for the late wave of tee times is that they have to put the pedal down from the start. It’s going to be a birdiefest. If you’re over par, you need to make a move into the red to make the cut, which is probably going to come in around even-par or perhaps lower. This is not the U.S. Open, where even-par could be a winning score. That’s not even going to get you to the weekend at this PGA, and that’s fine.

Tiger Woods is starting his second round at even-par, which was about as good a score as he could have posted given his disaster of a start on Thursday morning. The 70 was a grindy inspiration after he started his PGA 3-over through his first two holes. Woods came in over his final 10 holes in 3-under and he’ll need to keep that kind of pace on Friday. He cannot stall out around even-par or give many shots back if he wants to play the final two rounds of major championship golf this year.

Bubba Watson is probably the biggest name that is definitely going home early. Bubba was a trendy pick this week. The thought process was that he loves to hit that swooping cut shot and Bellerive is dominated by dogleg lefts (12 of 14 par4s/5s). He’s also a bomber. But Bubba is 7-over on the day, 7-over for the championship, and ejecting early for the second straight major.

Bubba is for sure gone, and others who could join him are Phil Mickelson, Paul Casey, and Tony Finau, some more of the pre-tourney trendy picks. With the way scores are going, that cut line could keep moving into the red as the afternoon wave takes aim on a gettable Bellerive. Here’s your cut line as the morning wave finishes up their second rounds and here’s a live leaderboard.

2018 PGA cut line and leaderboard

PLACE PLAYER SCORE THRU
PLACE PLAYER SCORE THRU
T1 Kevin Kisner -9 14
T1 Gary Woodland -9 14
T3 Dustin Johnson -7 17
T3 Brooks Koepka -7 15
T5 Brandon Stone -6 F
T5 Adam Scott -6 17
T5 Charl Schwartzel -6 13
T5 Zach Johnson -6 12
T9 Francesco Molinari -5 16
T9 Rickie Fowler -5 2:04 PM
T11 Emiliano Grillo -4 16
T11 Jon Rahm -4 14
T11 Thomas Pieters -4 12
T14 Matt Wallace -3 17
T14 Patrick Cantlay -3 13
T14 Justin Rose -3 13
T14 Jason Kokrak -3 11
T14 Austin Cook -3 1:26 PM
T14 Ian Poulter -3 2:04 PM
T14 Pat Perez -3 2:15 PM
T14 Jason Day -3 2:26 PM
T14 Brian Gay -3 3:05 PM
T14 Stewart Cink -3 3:10 PM
T14 Ollie Schniederjans -3 3:16 PM
T25 Tyrrell Hatton -2 14
T25 Jordan Spieth -2 14
T25 Thorbjorn Olesen -2 13
T25 Andrew Landry -2 10
T25 Ryan Fox -2 1:15 PM
T25 Billy Horschel -2 1:59 PM
T25 Hideki Matsuyama -2 2:04 PM
T25 Yuta Ikeda -2 2:10 PM
T25 Webb Simpson -2 2:59 PM
T25 Branden Grace -2 3:10 PM
T25 Ross Fisher -2 3:21 PM
T25 Mikko Korhonen -2 3:27 PM
T37 Russell Henley -1 F
T37 Kevin Chappell -1 17
T37 Ted Potter Jr. -1 16
T37 Marc Leishman -1 16
T37 Satoshi Kodaira -1 16
T37 Brice Garnett -1 14
T37 Kevin Na -1 12
T37 Adrian Otaegui -1 12
T37 Russell Knox -1 12
T37 Chez Reavie -1 12
T37 Joaquin Niemann -1 11
T37 Chris Kirk -1 10
T37 Chris Stroud -1 9
T37 Jim Furyk -1 1:42 PM
T37 Shane Lowry -1 1:59 PM
T37 Jimmy Walker -1 2:21 PM
T37 Keegan Bradley -1 2:26 PM
T37 Shubhankar Sharma -1 2:37 PM
T37 Ryan Armour -1 2:43 PM
T37 Justin Thomas -1 2:48 PM
T37 Ryan Moore -1 3:10 PM
T37 J.J. Spaun -1 3:27 PM
T37 Julian Suri -1 3:32 PM
T60 Kyle Stanley E 16
T60 Sergio Garcia E 14
T60 Brendan Steele E 12
T60 Daniel Berger E 11
T60 Anirban Lahiri E 10
T60 Mike Lorenzo-Vera E 10
T60 Xander Schauffele E 1:42 PM
T60 Rafael Cabrera Bello E 1:48 PM
T60 Byeong Hun An E 1:59 PM
T60 Rory McIlroy E 2:48 PM
T60 Tiger Woods E 2:48 PM
T60 Jhonattan Vegas E 2:59 PM
PROJECTED CUT — E
T72 Luke List 1 17
T72 Matt Kuchar 1 17
T72 Nick Watney 1 16
T72 Tommy Fleetwood 1 16
T72 John Daly 1 15
T72 Andrew Putnam 1 9
T72 Jamie Lovemark 1 1:20 PM
T72 Haotong Li 1 1:31 PM
T72 Martin Kaymer 1 1:53 PM
T72 Adam Hadwin 1 2:10 PM
T72 Padraig Harrington 1 2:21 PM
T72 Vijay Singh 1 2:21 PM
T72 Bryson DeChambeau 1 2:32 PM
T72 Troy Merritt 1 3:16 PM
T72 Sung-jae Im 1 3:32 PM
T87 Whee Kim 2 F
T87 Jason Dufner 2 14
T87 Shaun Micheel 2 14
T87 Bill Haas 2 12
T87 Kelly Kraft 2 12
T87 Justin Harding 2 10
T87 Ben Kern 2 10
T87 Eddie Pepperell 2 1:15 PM
T87 Shugo Imahira 2 1:20 PM
T87 Craig Hocknull 2 1:26 PM
T87 Alexander Bjork 2 1:26 PM
T87 Brandt Snedeker 2 1:31 PM
T87 Scott Brown 2 1:37 PM
T87 Kevin Streelman 2 1:48 PM
T87 Brian Harman 2 2:10 PM
T87 Matthew Fitzpatrick 2 2:59 PM
T87 Patton Kizzire 2 3:21 PM
T104 Chris Wood 3 17
T104 Alexander Noren 3 16
T104 Patrick Reed 3 15
T104 Aaron Wise 3 13
T104 Seung-su Han 3 11
T104 James Hahn 3 1:48 PM
T104 Danny Willett 3 2:15 PM
T104 Henrik Stenson 3 2:15 PM
T104 Phil Mickelson 3 2:26 PM
T104 Peter Uihlein 3 2:43 PM
T104 J.B. Holmes 3 2:54 PM
T104 Dylan Frittelli 3 2:54 PM
T104 Paul Dunne 3 2:54 PM
T117 Beau Hossler 4 17
T117 Paul Broadhurst 4 15
T117 Charley Hoffman 4 12
T117 Rich Berberian Jr. 4 1:20 PM
T117 Sean McCarty 4 1:31 PM
T117 Tony Finau 4 1:42 PM
T117 Rich Beem 4 1:53 PM
T117 Scott Piercy 4 2:37 PM
T117 Jordan Smith 4 2:37 PM
T117 Cameron Smith 4 2:43 PM
T117 Jason Schmuhl 4 3:05 PM
T117 Charles Howell III 4 3:05 PM
T129 Ryan Vermeer 5 15
T129 Zach J. Johnson 5 11
T129 Ryuko Tokimatsu 5 10
T129 Michael Block 5 1:15 PM
T129 Davis Love III 5 1:53 PM
T129 Andy Sullivan 5 2:32 PM
T129 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 5 2:32 PM
T129 Craig Bowden 5 3:32 PM
T137 Si Woo Kim 6 15
T137 Y.E. Yang 6 14
T137 Paul Casey 6 12
T137 Yusaku Miyazato 6 1:37 PM
T137 Alexander Levy 6 3:21 PM
T142 Daniel Balin 7 F
T142 Bubba Watson 7 16
T142 Shawn Warren 7 3:27 PM
T145 Chesson Hadley 8 F
T145 Matt Dobyns 8 17
T145 Omar Uresti 8 10
T145 Matthew Borchert 8 9
T149 Michael Kim 9 11
T149 Brian Smock 9 10
T151 Marty Jertson 10 17
T151 Bob Sowards 10 1:37 PM
T153 Johan Kok 11 F
T153 Jaysen Hansen 11 16
T153 Jorge Campillo 11 16
T153 David Muttitt 11 3:16 PM

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