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Play was suspended on day two of the Masters after thunderstorms and heavy winds swooped across Augusta National. Many players resumed their play this morning at 8:00 a.m. ET.
A few superstars either made the cut on the line or narrowly missed out by a stroke or two (more below).
In this article, we’ll show you golfers who made the cut, missed it and barely snuck in.
What Is the Cut at Masters?
- 1 What Is the Cut at Masters?
- 2 Players who barely made the cut
- 3 Who didn’t make the Masters cut?
- 4 Who Made the Cut at Masters 2023
The cut at the Masters currently ended at 3-over par. This result moved from being projected at +2 to +3 after the remainder of players who teed off in the morning struggled when round two resumed.
Golf Masters Cut Rule
The top 50 players and ties after two days can qualify to compete on Saturday and Sunday.
The Masters had a 10-shot rule in place until it was eliminated in 2020. A 10-shot rule specifies that any player within ten shots of the leader, regardless of position in the standings, will make the cut.
Players who barely made the cut
The following players made the cut on the number.
Woods (T50) narrowly made the cut right on its line. The five-time Masters champion has qualified for the weekend in 23 straight Masters outings since his victory in 1997. With 23, he’s tied for the most ever with Fred Couples and Gary Player.
— Golf on CBS ⛳ (@GolfonCBS) April 7, 2023
- Sungjae Im +3 (F)
- Thomas Pieters: +3 (F)
- Charl Schwartzel: +3 (F)
- Billy Horschel: +3 (F)
Who didn’t make the Masters cut?
Notable players such as Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Sergio Garcia, Bryson DeChambeau, Louis Oosthuizen, Corey Conners and Francesco Molinari failed to make the cut.
The World No. 2 didn’t make the weekend after rounds of 72 (E) and 77 (+5) on Thursday and Friday. Prior to the tournament, McIlroy was the betting favorite (along with Scottie Scheffler) at 7/1 to wear the Green Jacket.
The four-time major champion will have to try again next year to complete the career grand slam. McIlroy finished last year’s tournament in solo second.
The Northern Irishman missed the cut previously in 2021. He’s made the weekend 12 times in 15 appearances at the event.
The two-time major champion will have to wait another year for a shot at a Masters title. The 29-year-old resumed play with nine to go this morning but recorded a 6-over 42 resulting in a second-round 78. Thomas recorded a double, along with four bogeys on his final nine.
This caused Thomas to finish at 4-over for the tournament missing the cut by one stroke.
Who Made the Cut at Masters 2023
The tournament leaders who made the cut include leader Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm (currently in second), amateur Sam Bennett (third), Viktor Hovland and Collin Morikawa (both T4).
Sam Bennett (Amateur)
Texas A&M’s Sam Bennett is the only amateur in the field (seven) to qualify for the weekend. By doing this, he’ll be presented with the Silver Cup (low amateur award) following the conclusion of the competition.
The Madisonville, Texas native’s four-under round of 68 moved him to 8-under for the competition (third place). His score is the lowest for an amateur through 36 holes in the event since Ken Venturi’s 9-under in 1956.
Bennett’s opening round without a bogey saw him become the first amateur in 30 years at the Masters to achieve the feat.
Scheffler, the defending champion, also qualified. The World No. 1 struggled in round two, shooting a 3-over round of 75, and sits in a T29. The 75 is his worst career round (14 total) at Augusta National.
The Dallas, Texas native has played well with his driver and irons (second in strokes gained: tee-to-green) but ranks last in the field in putting.
Three-time Masters winner Phil Mickelson shot a 3-under 69 Friday to move to 4-under and T10 for the event. The pretournament odds for him to win at Augusta were 250-1.
Mickelson drained five birdies Friday and now has 34 rounds under par at the course, which is second all-time behind Jack Nicklaus (39).
— The Masters (@TheMasters) April 7, 2023
The 6-time major champion hasn’t contended in a major since capturing the 2021 PGA Championship. At 50 years of age, Mickelson became the oldest major winner in history.
Other notables who made the cut
- Jason Day
- Cameron Young
- Sam Burns
- Jordan Spieth
- Patrick Reed
- Shane Lowry
- Adam Scott
- Dustin Johnson
- Justin Rose
- Hideki Matsuyama
- Justin Thomas
- Xander Schauffele
- Matt Fitzpatrick
- Tony Finau
- Patrick Cantlay
- Max Homa
- Fred Couples
- Sungjae Im
- Joaquin Niemann
- Tyrell Hatton
- Sahith Theegala
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