Update 6:10 p.m. There are now 75 players on -5 or better, and while that number is likely to increase, having just 56 at -6 or better this late in the afternoon means it’s unlikely the line moves any further. The tournament might be playing threesomes tomorrow to handle all the course traffic.
With no hope at -4 and in the house, Henrik Stenson and Wyndham Clark can head to Southern Hills for next week’s major early. And Xander Schauffele might as well, as he’s at -4 with just four holes remaining.
Update 4:00 p.m. The line has moved to -5 as expected, with 68 golfers as of now on that number. But that does mean Sam Burns or Will Zalatoris won’t be around tomorrow, as they’re both in the clubhouse at -4.
Jason Day is in that same boat, but he has 10 holes left to play as he stands at -4 presently.
Update 1:45 p.m. The cut line has moved to 68 golfers at -4 or better, with everyone on the other side looking at heading home without a paycheck.
With just over half the field having teed off, we know plenty of players in the clubhouse that are done for the weekend. Bo Hoag and Charles Howell III will miss the cut at -2, as will Matthew Wolff who carded a +2 for both days.
The PGA Tour tees off the second round of the 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson on Friday, and you can expect one of the lowest cut lines relative to par of the year.
The first trios tee off on Friday at 7:50 a.m. ET, with the afternoon groups beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET. It should be mid-afternoon before we have a solid idea of what the final cut line should be, but many participants will know they’re heading home after holing out on 18.
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.
What is the projected cut line for the AT&T Byron Nelson as of now?
Right now there are 74 golfers at -3 or better, but you can expect that number to go much lower as play continues today. -4 or -5 will likely be the number needed to make the weekend.
Who is not projected to make the cut?
Scottie Scheffler is playing his first tournament since winning The Masters in April, but he’s at -3 thru six holes so far today. After a -1 yesterday, Tommy Fleetwood will have plenty of work to do to make the weekend, while Kevin Kisner at +1 will need to go very low to survive until Saturday.