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PGA Championship cut line projections: Golfers in danger of missing cut at Valhalla Golf Club

By admin May19,2024

The 2024 PGA Championship is underway at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, starting Thursday and running through Sunday.

A total of 156 golfers began the tournament in Round 1 with the hopes of winning the major championship, which comes with a winners’s share of what figures to be a record-breaking purse, 700 FedEx Cup points and the Wanamaker Trophy. However, the cut will take place following the conclusion of Round 2 on Friday, reducing the field by roughly half.

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The cut line, as always, is dependent on the field’s performance, and the exact score needed to make the cut likely won’t be known until late in the action on Friday. The top 70 players after the second round ― including ties ― advance to golf on Saturday and Sunday for the third and fourth rounds, respectively.

Here’s what to know about cuts at the PGA Championship:

What is the projected cut line at the 2024 PGA Championship?

At the end of play Thursday, the projected cut line is even par, a score held by 85 golfers — 15 more than the lowest 70 golf scores through the first round.

PGA Championship cut line rules

The top 70 golfers, including ties, advance to the final two rounds of the PGA Championship. That means golfers placed 71st or worse are cut and do not move ahead to the next round.

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What was the PGA Championship cut line last year?

The 2023 PGA Championship was held at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. It had a cut line of 5 over par. The last time the PGA Championship was held at Valhalla was in 2014, a year in which its cut line was 1 over.

Who is projected to miss the cut at the PGA Championship?

At the end of play Day 1 on Thursday, several notable golfers are at risk of missing weekend play after sitting below the projected cut line. Here’s a look at some of the bigger names at risk of going home on Friday:

  • Tiger Woods: 1 over (tied for 85th)

  • Adam Scott: 1 over (tied for 85th)

  • Tommy Fleetwood: 1 over (tied for 85th)

  • Rickie Fowler: 1 over (tied for 85th)

  • Dustin Johnson: 2 over (tied for 108th)

  • Phil Mickelson: 3 over (tied for 126th)

  • Padraig Harrington: 6 over (tied for 148th)

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: PGA Championship cut line: Golfers in danger of missing cut at Valhalla

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