A handful of prime golfers are in peril of lacking the minimize line on the 2021 Masters on Friday.
Unforgiving circumstances at Augusta Nationwide left many struggling to remain in rivalry by Spherical 1. Solely 12 golfers entered Friday beneath par with a number of prime gamers flirting with the minimize line, which is projected round 2-over par, together with Bryson DeChambeau and Rory McIlroy. That is in stark distinction to November’s Masters, which noticed a bevvy of low scores due to gentle circumstances that led to Dustin Johnson setting a brand new course report.
In the meantime, the highest of the leaderboard to date in 2021 options runaway chief Justin Rose together with 11 others beneath par, with Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth amongst that group. Johnson is true on the minimize line at 2 over by 18 holes.
In all, about 50 of the 88 gamers will stay within the 2021 Masters discipline on Saturday.
This is all the pieces you may have to know concerning the Masters minimize line, guidelines and outcomes as gamers jockey to make the weekend.
Masters minimize guidelines
There’s a rule change in play to make the minimize on the Masters in 2021. Solely the highest 50 gamers (plus ties) on the leaderboard will stay for Saturday and Sunday, a brand new laborious minimize put into place by Augusta officers in 2020 to maintain the weekend discipline small.
Since 2013, any participant inside 10 strokes of the clubhouse chief after 36 holes would have superior to Spherical 3 along with the highest 50 computerized qualifiers.
The brand new rule ensures the Masters minimize is now probably the most tough of golf’s 4 majors. The highest 60 gamers make the minimize on the U.S. Open, whereas the highest 70 gamers make the minimize on the PGA Championship and The Open Championship.
Masters minimize line 2021
The minimize line is projected at 2-over par, that means 32 gamers missed the minimize on the finish of the second spherical.
- Projected minimize: 2 over
- Gamers inside minimize: 52
- Notables in peril: Phil Mickelson (+3), Bryson DeChambeau (+4), Rory McIlroy (+4), Jason Day (+5)
What number of make the minimize on the Masters?
The preliminary 88-player discipline shall be whittled all the way down to the 50 (together with ties) by the point second spherical concludes Saturday morning.
Masters dwell leaderboard