Final update: The cut finished at even. 71 players advanced to the third round.
The PGA TOUR teed off the second round of the 2023 Valero Texas Open on Friday morning, and Patrick Rodgers and Corey Connors are the co-leaders at -8 with plenty of golf to play.
The first afternoon trios tee off on Friday at 3:45 p.m. ET, so it should be about 6 p.m. before we have a solid idea of what the final cut line will be. Of course many participants will know they’re heading home after holing out on 18, with several heading right to Augusta National for next week’s Masters Tournament.
How is the cut line determined?
The top 65 and ties from the 144-man field will advance to the weekend at TPC San Antonio.
What is the projected cut line for the Valero Texas Open as of now?
Update Sat, 9:42 a.m. — The second round was suspended due to darkness on Friday and resumed at 7:40 a.m. The cut remains projected at even, with 72 golfers currently making it to the third round. Rickie Fowler finished at -1 and is on track to make it into the weekend. Russell Knox, Callum Tarren, and Tyrrell Hatton all finished at +1 and are on the wrong side of the cut.
Update 1:30 p.m. The cut line remains at even with 73 players on that number or better, and 21 exactly at even as of now. Rickie Fowler is one of the players that needs a win this week to qualify for Augusta, but he might not even make the weekend at +2 with 10 holes remaining. Martin Laird looks to be cooked as well, as he’s +7 with 10 to play.
Russell Knox, Callum Tarren, and Tyrrell Hatton are all making the turn, and are all at even par for now. They’ll need to be at least there most likely in the clubhouse to play the weekend.
Right now the cut line is set at even par, with 76 players or better at that number, and 16 on the line exactly.
Who is not projected to make the cut?
Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III has already withdrawn after an 82 on Thursday. Cam Davis fired a +9 80 yesterday, so don’t look for him on Saturday morning either. Trey Mullinax (+6), Davis Riley (+6), Dylan Frittelli (+7), and James Hahn (+8) amongst those that will need to go super-low to have any chance of playing tomorrow.