Tiger Woods has played on countless golf courses during his glittering career. St. Andrews is his favorite, and for good reason.
The 46-year old has won three Open Championship titles, two of them at the Home of Golf. Woods claimed his first Open title at St. Andrews with a 19-under-par score in 2000 — the course record in the event.
However, Woods’ latest trip to Scotland hasn’t proved as beneficial. Woods was on pace for one of his worst rounds ever in a major during Thursday’s Round 1, and barring a spectacular comeback, it seems that he will not be making the cut for the weekend.
Woods sits at 6 over par after one of his worst opening-round performances in a major. He isn’t the only big-name golfer at risk of missing the cut, though. Sergio Garcia, Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm all sit beneath the cut line at the start of the second round and firmly under threat of missing out on weekend play.
Blustery winds and overcast skies made for a difficult first day at the Old Course. Even though there were some strong showings at the top of the leaderboard, it was a challenging ordeal for many of the participants.
The Sporting News is tracking the cut line at the 2022 Open Championship. Here’s everything you need to know about the line, including players who could potentially miss out on playing Rounds 3 and 4.
Open Championship cut rules
After the first two rounds of the Open Championship, the top 70 players (plus ties) will move on to the third and fourth rounds of the storied tournament at St. Andrews.
The Open has one of the more lenient cut lines of the four majors. The PGA Championship also features a 70-player cut line, while the U.S. Open (top 60, plus ties) and the Masters (top 50, plus ties) accept fewer players.
Open Championship cut line
- Current cut line: Even
- Players inside cut line: 82
- Notable players outside cut line: Tiger Woods (+9), Phil Mickelson (+5), Brooks Koepka (+4), Collin Morikawa (+1), Henrik Stenson (+1), Louis Oosthuizen (+1), Max Homa (+1)
As of the start of Round 2, the score to make the cut for the third and fourth rounds of the Open Championship is even par.
How many players make the cut at The Open Championship?
The 2022 Open Championship began with a 156-player field. The cut for the Open Championship is the top 70 scores (including ties).