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Breaking down cut line for the 2022 John Deere Classic

It’s Friday at John Deere Classic, and with Day 2 comes the pairing of the field. We break down where the cut line stands throughout the day.

J.T. Poston of the United States watches his shot from the second tee during the first round of the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run on June 30, 2022 in Silvis, Illinois. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Update 9:20 p.m. The line moved to +3, with a total of 69 golfers surviving to play the weekend. That includes 15 exactly on the number of -3.

Update 4:45 p.m. The line has moved to -2, with 75 at that number or better, and 19 of them exactly at -2. This looks like it’ll be the final figure for today.

That won’t be good enough for K.J. Choi, Jason Dufner, and Webb Simpson, who are all in the house at -1 and can probably get ready for a tournament-free weekend.

Update 3:00 p.m. We could be looking at a cut line with plenty of players advancing, as right now the number is still -1. But a whopping 84 players are there, including 22 on -1 exactly. That means it’ll take just three getting to -2 to trim the field, but the course does seem to be playing a bit more difficult as the day continues.

But either cut line won’t be enough for Camilo Villegas, who is +1 as he plays his 18th hole of the day so he’ll be heading home.

The PGA Tour tees off the second round of the 2022 John Deere Classic on Friday, and J.T. Poston holds a two-shot lead at -9 following an opening 62 on Thursday.

The first trios tee off on Friday at 7:45 a.m. ET, with the afternoon groups beginning at 1:10 p.m. ET. It should be about 3 p.m. 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 John Deere Classic as of now?

Right now the projected number is -1, with 75 players on that number or better. 19 players are exactly at -1, so it could still move up or down depending on conditions from here.

Who is not projected to make the cut?

Charley Hoffman will put the peg in the ground on Friday with a score of +7, so he’s likely only playing 18 more holes. In the lightly-regarded field, Jonas Blixt, Cameron Percy, and Brandt Snedeker are all at +3 and have plenty of work to do to make the weekend.