The PGA Tour teed off the second round of the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic on Friday at 6:45 a.m. ET. The day began with Mackenzie Hughes atop the leaderboard with a blistering -10 on Thursday. Kevin Kisner, Doc Redman, and Scott Stallings opened Friday tied for first at -7. Kisner is already underway and climbed to a two stroke lead heading into his back nine. It was a busy front nine to say the least for Kisner with two birdies, and eagle, and two bogies. Redman tees off at 12:10 p.m. while Stallings tees off at 1:10 p.m.
Most of the field has not teed off as of this article first publishing, and so we have a ways to go today before we know the final cut line. Potentially over half the field will be cut by the end of Friday, setting the field for the final two rounds.
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. Some tournaments will have a second cut after day three (54 holes) if that initial group is 78 total players, but the Rocket Mortgage Classic does not appear to have that.
What is the cut line for the Rocket Mortgage Classic?
6:55 p.m.: The cut line closed at -5. 70 golfers made the cut.
5:50 p.m.: The cut line remains at -5 with everybody on at least the 15th hole. There are 70 players projected to make the cut with 16 at -5 and 13 at -4.
5:05 p.m.: The cut line remains at -5 with the final golfers on the last third of the course. There are 71 players projected to make the cut, with 18 at -5 and 11 at -4.
4 p.m.: The cut line is now -5, with the minimum 65 making the projected weekend. There are 14 golfers at -5 and 15 at -4.
2:52 p.m.: The cut line remains at -4 with the last of the golfers on the course. There are 79 players projected to make the cut, with 16 at -4 and 8 at -3.
1:48 p.m.: The cut line remains at -4 with the last remaining golfers teeing off by 2 p.m. ET. There are 70 players projected to make the cut, with 16 at -4 and 15 at -3.
12:35 p.m.: The cut line remains at -4. There are 70 players projected to make the cut. 18 players are at -4 and 12 are at -3.
11:38 a.m.: The cut line has moved to -4. There are 67 players projected to make the cut, with 25 sitting at -4.
As of 10:10 a.m. on Friday, the cut line is -3. 16 golfers are currently at -3, leaving 73 golfers making the projected cut. Eight of those -3 golfers don’t tee off until this afternoon, and the most of the rest are moving into the back nine as of this article publishing. Plenty is going to change.
Who is not projected to make the cut?
6:55 p.m.: Some notable names to miss the cut included Patrick Reed, Jason Day, defending champ Nate Lashley, J.T. Poston, Aaron Wise, Branden Grace, C.T. Pan, Bubba Watson, and Brandt Snedeker.
5:50 p.m.: Defending champ Nate Lashley is unlikely to make the cut, finishing at -4 through two rounds. Tony Finau added a birdie to close out at -5.
5:05 p.m.: Kevin Na withdrew with a back injury after the front nine on Friday, but was also not likely to make the cut. Tony Finau is sitting at -4 through 16 holes. Sungjau Im added another birdie to move to -5.
4 p.m.: Sungjae Im picked up a birdie and is now -4 for the tournament through 13 on Friday. It’s going to be a close squeeze for him.
2:52 p.m.: Ricky Barnes made the most critical move of the day. He shot a five-under for the day to improve to -4 through two rounds. That puts him right in for the weekend. Sungjae Im remains at -3 through eight holes.
1:48 p.m.: Matt Jones, Tyler McCumber, and Aaron Wise all made a run at the weekend, but remain just outside the cut line at the close of their respective rounds. Sungjae Im is one shot under for the day and at -3 for the tournament after three holes.
12:35 p.m.: Patrick Reed finished even for the day and is at -2 with half the field in the process of teeing off. D.J. Trahan has show three over on Friday and now sits at +4 through 16. He won’t be making the cut. Rory Sabbatini struggled to a +4 on Thursday and tees off at 1:10 p.m.
11:38 a.m.: Patrick Reed is +1 for the round through 14, dropping him to -1 for the tournament. Bubba Watson is +1 and now sitting at even for the tournament.
Patrick Reed shot a -2 on day one and is even through the first eight holes on Friday. Branden Grace, Sungjae Im are both at -2 and yet to tee off. Defending champion Nate Lashley sits at -1 and is teeing off at 1:00 p.m.