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After two rounds of the Wyndham Championship, Russell Henley leads the way with a score of -12 after two excellent rounds at Sedgefield Country Club in North Carolina. The 34-year-old still has plenty to work to do if he wants to get his hands on the trophy though, with Billy Horschel just one shot behind in second place.
At the other end of the leaderboard, several players have missed the cut following a series of disappointing performances. Let’s find out who has made it through to the weekend and who has is already on their way back home with their tail between their legs.
What was the cut line at the Wyndham Championship?
It’s been an interesting week in North Carolina at the Wyndham Championship with the course playing quite nicely on Thursday and then much tougher on Friday. It has resulted in the cut line being set at -2 when it looked as if it was going to be slightly lower after the first round was completed on Thursday.
The cut rules at the Wyndham Championship are no different to the same rule that is applied at the vast majority of PGA Tour events. It means that the top 65 player (including ties) have made it through to the weekend and those below that are on their way home.
There were 14 players who ended their second round on -1 who will feel aggrieved that they won’t be paid for their week’s work despite shooting a score under-par.
Who has missed the cut at the 2023 Wyndham Championship?
Denny McCarthy was well-fancied going into the Wyndham Championship due to some solid performances on the PGA Tour in recent weeks. He has finished inside the top ten in his three of his last five events but hasn’t quite lived up to his expectations in North Carolina. He misses with the cut with a score of -1 following rounds of 71 and 68.
Hideki Matsuyama even more fancied than McCarthy coming into this tournament and with eight PGA Tour wins to his name, he was only second to Justin Thomas in terms of pedigree in the field. Unfortunately for the 2021 Masters champion, things haven’t quite transpired as expected and he misses the cut with a score of +5 following rounds of 71 and 74.
Bunker troubles for Hideki Matsuyama Friday at the Wyndham Championship.pic.twitter.com/gLKKqEhqA3
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Danny Willett is another former Masters Champion who was in the field this week at the Wyndham Championship. However, just like Matsuyama, things haven’t gone too well for the Englishman in North Carolina. Willet hasn’t had a good season and now finds himself outside the world’s top 100. His performance this week won’t help either and he misses the cut with a score of +2.
Who made the cut at the Wyndham Championship?
Going into this week, the eyes of the golfing world were all on Justin Thomas due to his continued poor run of form. Thomas is by far the most decorated player in the field this week and wouldn’t usually be competing here, however, he came into the week in dire need of a good result in order to qualify for the FedEx playoffs and to convince Zach Johnson he should be picked for the Ryder Cup.
Thomas has missed the cut in five of his last seven events and looked in danger of missing it here after he opened up with a round of even par on Thursday. To his credit, though, the 30-year-old dug in and posted a round of 65 on Friday to see him safely through to the weekend with a score of -5.
Thomas will now looked to push on over the weekend and compete for the title. If he can win the tournament then he will likely be a nailed on captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup.
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