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

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

A cut will be made at the end of the 2018 U.S. Open's second round to reduce the field for the weekend.

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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.

USGA executive director Mike Davis appeared on the FOX Sports broadcast midday Friday and predicted the cutline would be around +10. As of 6 p.m. Eastern, it's at +8.

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