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Will Tiger Woods make the cut at the 2023 Masters?

The Masters heads to the second round on Friday. We break down where the cut line stands throughout the day and if Tiger will make the cut.

Tiger Woods of the United States lines up a putt on the 18th green during the first round of the 2023 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 06, 2023 in Augusta, Georgia. Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

There used to be two ways to make the cut at The Masters, but the old 10-shot rule went away during the Covid-19 tournament in November of 2020. That means only the top 50 players and ties will make the cut at the 2023 Masters.

Saturday 11:20 a.m. — Tiger is set for a 1:06 p.m. tee time, as he has made the cut on the number at +3, 15 shots back of the leader Brooks Koepka. It’s Woods’ record-tying 23rd consecutive made cut at Augusta National.

Saturday 10:14 a.m. — A bogey by Justin Thomas at No. 17 has made +3 the current cut, and that brings Tiger Woods back into play for the weekend.

Saturday 9:58 a.m. — Woods finished the round at +3, but he might not be drawing dead. DataGolf is giving +3 a better than 50% chance of being the final cut number.

Saturday 9:30 a.m. — The cut remains at +2, though there is a chance it will move to +3, and Woods needs par on the 18th hole to sew up his spot on the weekend.

Update 5:45 p.m. Play has been suspended for the rest of the day due to thunderstorms and falling trees. Woods will come back with seven holes remaining to make the cut and the weekend for the 23rd straight time, a Masters record.

There are 52 players on the cut line of +2 or better, and Woods is exactly on that number. He’ll likely need to get home at even or better to keep playing on Saturday.

Hole No. 18: Par

Hole No. 17: Bogey

Hole No. 16: Par

Hole No. 15: Birdie

Hole No. 14: Par

Hole No. 13: Par

Hole No. 12: Par

Hole No. 11: Par A nice tee ball, but a total bailout to the safe side of the thin green on the 520-yard Par 4 that starts Amen Corner. But a nice up-and-down from near the 12th tee saves par and keep Eldrick on the right side of the cut number.

Hole No. 10: Par You take four on this hole every time, as a nice drive down the left side of the massive was good. Then a safe second that was hole-high to the right side of a green with the pin set left, and a 50-ish foot putt that came up less than a leather short. That’s gaining strokes on the field.

Hole No. 9: Par On a tough hole that goes dramatically uphill, a great drive left a three-quarter wedge in landed next to the hole, but too much backspin saw it roll off the correct tier and all the way down off the green about 30 yards from the ball mark. A tough break, but a gorgeous chip gave him just inches for par.

Hole No. 8: Birdie And Tiger gets the dropped shot right back on the Par 5 despite a “fore!” on his drive that was well right. But a smoked fairway wood left him just short of the green, and a terrific chip left a kick-in birdie.

Hole No. 7: Bogey Another drive pulled right has Tiger lay up short of the green on the Par 4, but a terrible leave left him with a bad lie below his feet. His third was chunked and flew over the green and down the other side, and if it wasn’t for the gallery it would have been a flop shot or worse just to get to the putting surface. A good chip back to the green and a putt avoided what could have been an even worse disaster.

Hole No. 6: Par Par Almost dunked it off the tee on the Par 3! But Tiger missed the 9-foot putt coming back for an easy par.

Hole No. 5: Par A drive pushed well right into the pinestraw left a tricky approach that needed to stay below some tree branches, but Tiger found the front of the green with a scrambling second. His putt flew about eight feet past the hole after going through quite the upslope on the tiered green, but he knocked stiff the comeback tester.

Hole No. 4: Par: On the 240-yard Par 3, Tiger couldn’t stop the ball on the green and it rolled down the punishing hill behind the back-set flag, but the putt back through the perfectly-manicured grass landed just a few feet below the hole, and some classic Woods short-game creativity came through.

Hole No. 3: Par: An iron off the tee on the short Par 4 led to a wedge in, but the shot came up a bit short. An easy up-and-down from just on the fringe for par.

Hole No. 2: Par: Another drive pulled left ends up in the pinestraw, but there’s plenty of room to lay up to a number. With the pin set on a very shallow part of the left side of the green protected by a bunker in front and a long roll down behind, Tiger lands on the green but has it bounce into the fringe just off. He gets up-and-down for par from here.

Hole No. 1: Par: Tiger drove the ball just off the fairway to the left, but recovered to the green short of the flag. Two putts for par was not an issue on the opening hole.

Tiger Woods fired a +2 74 in his first round at the 2023 Masters on Sunday. And with the co-leaders of Viktor Hovland, Jon Rahm, and Brooks Kopeka all tied at -7, what does that mean for the chance the five-time Masters champion will play the weekend at Augusta National Golf Club?

There used to be two ways to make the cut at The Masters, but the old 10-shot rule went away during the Covid-19 tournament in November of 2020. That means only the top 50 players and ties will make the cut at the 2023 Masters.

8 a.m. update: The projected cut line opens on Friday morning at +1. Tiger is sitting at +2, so he would need to shoot at least one under today to make that cut.

Right now Tiger at +2 and tied for 55th, and he’ll need find some red figures on what should be a more difficult, weather-impaired Augusta National on Friday. With the rain expected to begin early, and thunderstorms due to hit in the afternoon, we could be looking at a tough place to score if the wind picks up as well.

Keep in mind the field has already been pared from 89 to 87, as Kevin Na and Will Zalatoris have already withdrawn from the event due to injury. But Woods will still have his work cut out for him on Friday. His odds of finishing the tournament in the Top 20 are +700 currently at DraftKings Sportsbook.