What is the PGA Championship cut rule and cut line?

What is the PGA Championship cut rule and cut line?

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

The PGA 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 season's final major championship.

The PGA 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.

The cut line is hovering between 1 over par and 2 over par, with the 20 PGA of America club professionals subject to the same cut as the other players in the field.

2016 PGA Championship leaderboard: Who made and missed the cut

T1Jimmy Walker6566131
T1Robert Streb6863131
T3Emiliano Grillo6667133
T3Jason Day6865133
5Henrik Stenson6767134
T6Martin Kaymer6669135
T6Patrick Reed7065135
T6Brooks Koepka6867135
T9Hideki Matsuyama6967136
T9Harris English6769136
T9Rickie Fowler6868136
T9Jamie Donaldson6967136
T13Yuta Ikeda7067137
T13Jordan Spieth7067137
T13Daniel Summerhays7067137
T13Zach Johnson7166137
T13Billy Hurley III7265137
T13Adam Scott7067137
T13Gregory Bourdy6968137
T13Hideto Tanihara7166137
T13William McGirt7067137
T22John Senden6870138
T22Alexander Noren7068138
T22Louis Oosthuizen6870138
T22Webb Simpson6969138
T22Ryan Moore7167138
T22Jon Curran6969138
T22K.J. Choi6870138
T22David Lingmerth6870138
T22Branden Grace7068138
T22Paul Casey6969138
T22Scott Hend6870138
T22Andy Sullivan6771138
T34Andrew Johnston7069139
T34Steve Stricker6970139
T34Danny Lee6970139
T34Young-han Song7168139
T34Tyrrell Hatton7168139
T34Marcus Fraser7168139
T34Brandt Snedeker7366139
T34Lee Westwood6970139
T34Soren Kjeldsen7069139
T34Kevin Na7168139
T34Vaughn Taylor6871139
T34George Coetzee7267139
T34Ross Fisher6673139
T34Jhonattan Vegas6871139
T48Russell Henley6872140
T48Russell Knox7070140
T48Marc Leishman7169140
T48Bubba Watson7169140
T48Cameron Tringale7268140
T48Kyle Reifers7070140
T48Bradley Dredge6971140
T48Brian Stuard7070140
T48Daniel Berger7169140
T48Kevin Kisner7169140
T48Aaron Baddeley7070140
T48James Hahn6773140
T48Bill Haas7070140
T61Rich Beem6972141
T61Jim Furyk7467141
T61Francesco Molinari7170141
T61Thomas Pieters7170141
T61Danny Willett7170141
T61Padraig Harrington7170141
T61Justin Thomas6972141
T61Keegan Bradley7368141
T61Phil Mickelson7170141
T70Colt Knost6973142
T70Ryan Palmer7171142
T70Billy Horschel7270142
T70Matthew Fitzpatrick7270142
T70Jason Dufner7171142
T70Kiradech Aphibarnrat7072142
T70Thongchai Jaidee7270142
T70Justin Rose7072142
T70Charl Schwartzel7369142
T70Patton Kizzire7171142
T70Jason Kokrak7072142
T70Ernie Els7369142
T70Rafael Cabrera Bello7270142
T70Matt Jones7468142
T70Roberto Castro7270142
T70Joost Luiten7270142
T70Freddie Jacobson7171142
MCScott Piercy7271143
MCY.E. Yang7271143
MCLuke Donald7271143
MCChris Wood6974143
MCVictor Dubuisson6974143
MCRory McIlroy7469143
MCSmylie Kaufman7370143
MCChris Kirk7469143
MCRyan Helminen7271143
MCHarold Varner, III7272144
MCThorbjorn Olesen7074144
MCByeong-Hun An7272144
MCBrendan Steele7173144
MCSi Woo Kim7173144
MCJ.B. Holmes7569144
MCVijay Singh7470144
MCRikard Karlberg7272144
MCRod Perry7371144
MCZac Blair7371144
MCKevin Chappell7273145
MCGary Woodland7372145
MCShane Lowry7273145
MCSergio Garcia7174145
MCBenjamin Polland7273145
MCBryce Molder7471145
MCKevin Streelman7570145
MCJason Bohn7174145
MCMatt Dobyns7372145
MCDarren Clarke7471145
MCCharley Hoffman7570145
MCRich Berberian Jr.7274146
MCAnirban Lahiri7373146
MCMatt Kuchar7472146
MCBernd Wiesberger7571146
MCPeter Malnati7373146
MCMark Brown7571146
MCKristoffer Broberg7274146
MCJonas Blixt7571146
MCRob Labritz7176147
MCDavid Toms7473147
MCTony Finau7770147
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MCJohn Daly7473147
MCJamie Lovemark7176147
MCDavid Muttitt7374147
MCSoomin Lee7770147
MCMichael Block7276148
MCJohan Kok7276148
MCFabian Gomez7573148
MCJim Herman7771148
MCKyung-tae Kim7771148
MCJeunghun Wang7375148
MCJosh Speight7771148
MCGreg Chalmers7276148
MCNicolas Colsaerts7276148
MCJoseph Summerhays7673149
MCTroy Merritt7772149
MCRocco Mediate7673149
MCDustin Johnson7772149
MCGraeme McDowell7475149
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MCMitch Lowe7476150
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