What is the British Open Championship cut rule and cut line?

What is the British Open Championship cut rule and cut line?

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The British Open Championship cut will lop the 156-player field down significantly heading into the weekend, and a lot of players are on edge wondering if they'll get to play the final 36 holes in the game's oldest major championship.

The British Open Championship cut rule is similar to what you'll see week to week on the PGA Tour, with the top 70 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.


There's also no secondary cut if 78 or more professionals make the cut, as would be the case in a standard PGA Tour event.

From 1968 through 1985, the British Open made two cuts, first to the low 80 and ties after 36 holes, then down to the low 60 and ties after the third round.

As it turns out, the cut looked like it would be at 1-over 143 earlier in the afternoon but has since moved to 4-over 146 with the nasty turn in the weather. Included on that 4-over number is Jordan Spieth, who didn't know that he could make a par at the last and still survive to the weekend.

2016 British Open Championship leaderboard: Who made and missed the cut

1Phil Mickelson6369132
2Henrik Stenson6865133
T3Soren Kjeldsen6768135
T3Keegan Bradley6768135
5Zach Johnson6770137
T6Tony Finau6771138
T6Bill Haas6870138
T6Charl Schwartzel7266138
T6Andrew Johnston6969138
T6Sergio Garcia6870138
T11Kevin Na7069139
T11Matt Kuchar7168139
T11Martin Kaymer6673139
T11Rafael Cabrera Bello6871139
T15Francesco Molinari6971140
T15Dustin Johnson7169140
T15J.B. Holmes7070140
T15Jim Herman7070140
T15Patrick Reed6674140
T15Byeong-Hun An7070140
T15Rory McIlroy6971140
T22Kyung-tae Kim7071141
T22Emiliano Grillo6972141
T22Anirban Lahiri6972141
T22Tyrrell Hatton7071141
T22Rickie Fowler6972141
T27Kevin Kisner7072142
T27Russell Knox7270142
T27Adam Scott6973142
T27Jason Dufner7171142
T27Webb Simpson7072142
T27Yuta Ikeda6874142
T27Matthew Southgate7171142
T27Alexander Noren7072142
T27Jamie Donaldson6973142
T27Padraig Harrington7072142
T27Steve Stricker6775142
T27Gary Woodland6973142
T27Richard Sterne6874142
T27Matt Jones6973142
T41Greg Chalmers7271143
T41Andy Sullivan6776143
T41Ryan Moore7073143
T41Mark O'Meara7172143
T41Miguel Jimenez7172143
T41Harold Varner, III7172143
T41Marc Leishman7469143
T41Darren Clarke7172143
T41Jason Day7370143
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T50Charley Hoffman7173144
T50Lee Westwood7173144
T50Thomas Pieters6876144
T50Daniel Summerhays7173144
T50Justin Thomas6777144
T50Branden Grace7074144
T50Scott Hend7173144
T58Marco Dawson7273145
T58Zander Lombard6976145
T58Luke Donald7372145
T58Ryan Palmer7273145
T58Jon Rahm7471145
T58Thongchai Jaidee7174145
T58Justin Rose6877145
T58Soomin Lee6877145
T58Nicolas Colsaerts7273145
T67Graeme McDowell7571146
T67James Hahn7472146
T67Ryan Evans7175146
T67Colin Montgomerie7175146
T67Harris English7373146
T67Kevin Chappell7175146
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T67Brandt Snedeker7373146
T67Paul Lawrie7274146
T67Jordan Spieth7175146
T67Danny Willett7175146
T67Bubba Watson7076146
T67Kodai Ichihara6977146
T67Patton Kizzire7670146
T67Haydn Porteous7076146
MCRobert Streb7473147
MCErnie Els7176147
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