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Breaking down the cut line for the 2021 PLAYERS Championship

The PLAYERS Championship has entered day 2. We break down where the cut line stands throughout the day.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the seventh tee during the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship on THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on March 11, 2021 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

FINAL UPDATE: The cut line settled at even.

The PGA Tour has teed off the second round of the 2021 PLAYERS Championship on Friday. Darkness forced a suspension of Thursday’s round, but the last of those golfers wrapped their opening round by 8:31 a.m. on Friday.

Sergio Garcia shot a -7 on the first day to take a two shot lead into the second round. Brian Harmann was in second, followed by Matthew Fitzpatrick, Corey Conners, and Shane Lowry tied for third.

The first trios teed off their second round on Friday at 6:45 a.m. ET and the final groups will be on the course at 2:17 p.m. ET. The first half of the field is on the course, and the second half will get going just after noon. There’s a long way to go before we find out what the weekend field looks like for the PLAYERS Championship.

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 this is not one of those tournaments.

What is the cut line for THE PLAYERS Championship?

6:36 p.m. — The second round was suspended due to darkness. The cut line is even with eight golfers left to finish their second round.

5:19 p.m. — The cut line is at even with the remaining golfers into the back nine. 15 golfers are at even and 15 are at +1.

3 p.m. — The cut line remains at even with all golfers teed off.

1:35 p.m. — The cut line remains at even. There are 22 golfers at even and 18 at +1.

As of 10:45 a.m., the cut line sits at even. There are 20 golfers at even and 21 at +1.

Who is not projected to make the cut?

5:19 p.m. — Rory McIlroy will not be headed to the weekend as he is now at +11 for the weekend. Tyrrell Hatton is at +1, Hideki Matsuyama is at +2, and Xander Schauffele is at +5.

1:35 p.m. — Phil Mickelson has stumbled to +1 through the first three holes of Friday. Bubba Watson shot two under for the day but finished at +2 through 36 holes. McIlroy and Matsuyama are each through their first hole, while Hatton and Schauffele are just teeing off.

Rory McIlroy is the biggest name on the wrong side of the cut line after shooting +7 on Thursday. Louis Oosthuizen sits at +1 and Patrick Cantlay is at +2. Hideki Matsuyama, Tyrrell Hatton, and Xander Schauffele are all at +4.