What is the U.S. Open cut line and cut rules?
U.S. Open

What is the U.S. Open cut line and cut rules?

Credit: Keith Leventhal/Golf News Net, Cannot Be Used Without Permission
Credit: Keith Leventhal/Golf News Net, Cannot Be Used Without Permission

The cut is about to be made at the U.S. Open, and a lot of players are on edge wondering if they'll get to play the final 36 holes in the national championship.

The cut rule at the U.S. Open is among the strictest in the majors, with only the top 60 players and ties getting into the final two rounds. There is no 10-shot rule, which means there's no guarantee that a player within 10 shots of the lead qualifies for the weekend rounds. There is a 10-shot rule at the Masters.


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For the 2016 U.S. Open, that means the cut line is at 6-over-par 146. Earlier in the second round, it seemed like the cut could even come at 7 over. However, we'll have our weekend field of 67 players at 6 over or better.

Players who missed the 2016 U.S. Open cut:

T68. Tony Finau 72-75--147
T68. Gary Stal 71-76--147
T68. Kevin Tway 74-73--147
T68. Geoff Ogilvy 71-76--147
T68. Phil Mickelson 74-73--147
T68. K.T. Kim 73-74--147
T68. Scottie Scheffler (a) 69-78--147
T75. Sebastian Soderberg 75-73--148
T75. Jamie Donaldson 74-74--148
T75. Justin Rose 72-76--148
T75. Justin Suh (a) 75-73--148
T75. Denny McCarthy 76-72--148
T75. Aron Price 76-72--148
T75. Matthew Baldwin 75-73--148
T75. Robert Streb 76-72--148
T75. Bernd Wiesberger 76-72--148
T75. Patrick Reed 74-74--148
T75. Paul Casey 75-73--148
T75. Luke Donald 76-72--148
T75. Rory McIlroy 77-71--148
T75. Chris Kirk 75-73--148
T89. Søren Kjeldsen 73-76--149
T89. William McGirt 75-74--149
T89. Keegan Bradley 71-78--149
T89. Lucas Glover 75-74--149
T89. Sam Burns (a) 74-75--149
T89. T.J. Howe 76-73--149
T89. Mikael Lundberg 75-74--149
T89. Sam Horsfield (a) 76-73--149
T89. David Toms 80-69--149
T89. J.B. Holmes 76-73--149
T89. Kevin Chappell 76-73--149
T100. Kent Bulle 76-74--150
T100. Ernie Els 75-75--150
T100. Retief Goosen 73-77--150
T100. Aaron Wise 74-76--150
T100. Nick Hardy (a) 77-73--150
T100. Kyle Mueller (a) 77-73--150
T100. Patrick Wilkes-Krier 78-72--150
T107. Anirban Lahiri 73-78--151
T107. Brandt Snedeker 80-71--151
T107. Webb Simpson 77-74--151
T107. Andy Pope 77-74--151
T107. Tyler Raber 73-78--151
T107. Frank Adams III 76-75--151
T107. Andres Gonzales 76-75--151
T107. D.J. Trahan 77-74--151
T107. Yuta Ikeda 75-76--151
T107. Jimmy Walker 75-76--151
T107. Rickie Fowler 76-75--151
T107. Mark Anguiano 77-74--151
T119. Thitiphun Chuayprakong 73-79--152
T119. J.J. Henry 77-75--152
T119. Alex Noren 74-78--152
T119. Carlos Ortiz 76-76--152
T119. Hideki Matsuyama 74-78--152
T119. Christopher Crawford (a) 76-76--152
T125. Billy Hurley III 78-75--153
T125. Jaco Van Zyl 75-78--153
T125. Smylie Kaufman 77-76--153
T125. Thomas Aiken 79-74--153
T125. Mike Miller 72-81--153
T125. Matt Borchert 73-80--153
T131. Miguel Tabuena 74-80--154
T131. Kiradech Aphibarnrat 78-76--154
T131. Wes Short Jr. 78-76--154
T134. Jeev Milkha Singh 76-79--155
T134. Max Kieffer 77-78--155
T134. Derek Bard (a) 77-78--155
T134. Jim Herman 76-79--155
T134. Dicky Pride 78-77--155
T134. Patton Kizzire 77-78--155
T134. Jason Allred 78-77--155
T134. Richie Schembechler 79-76--155
T142. Toru Taniguchi 78-78--156
T142. Mike Van Sickle 76-80--156
T142. Tom Hoge 78-78--156
T145. Steven Bowditch 84-73--157
T145. Derek Chang 80-77--157
T147. Jeff Maggert 79-79--158
T147. Gregor Main 84-74--158
149. Charlie Danielson (a) 78-81--159
150. Kevin Foley 75-85--160
151. Austin Jordan 77-84--161
152. Soren Hansen 79-84--163
153. Ryan Stachler (a) 78-86--164
154. Zach Edmondson 89-77--166
WD. Henrik Stenson.
DQ. Peter Hanson

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