How does the cut line work at the Open Championship?
A field of 156 players will compete for the claret jug on the Old Course at St. Andrews, site of this year’s Open Championship. Here’s how the cut line works in the men’s final major of the season: • After 36 holes, the low 70 players and ties will advance to compete in the final two rounds. Anyone finishing worse than that will get the boot.
What is the 36-hole cut rule in golf?
After 36 holes of golf (or some other pre-determined point) are completed, the field is cut based on a pre-determined cut rule. On the PGA Tour, European Tour and Korn Ferry Tour, the 36-hole cut rule is to the top 65 players and ties.
Why do golf tournaments have cuts?
Golf tournaments have cuts for one of two reasons. Field control: Since most professional golf tournaments start with well over 100 players, players are typically grouped in threesomes for the first two rounds (sometimes called qualifying rounds) off the first and 10th tees at a host course. That means rounds are typically slower.
What is the cut on the PGA Tour?
Before the 2018-2019 season, the PGA Tour cut rule was to the top 70 and ties after 36 holes. All players could finish the tournament, provided less than 78 players finishing inside the 36-hole cut line. (Here are the PGA Tour events without a cut .)