U.S. Open cut rule explained: Who makes the weekend

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A cut will be made at the end of the 2019 U.S. Open's second round to reduce the field for the weekend.

Here’s what you need to know about it.

  • The top 60 players (including ties) make the cut.
  • There is no 10-shot rule, which would include any player 10 shots within the lead.
  • These rules were implemented in 2012 to combat increasingly large weekend fields.
  • The U.S. Open cut is among the strictest in major tournaments. The PGA Championship includes the top 70 and ties. The Masters keeps the top 50 but uses the 10-shot rule, so more than half of the field usually makes the cut.