A handful of high golfers are flirting with the minimize line on the 2021 British Open on Friday.
The highest of the 2021 leaderboard has loads of contenders who can problem for the Claret Jug over the weekend. That features Louis Oosthuizen, who clung to a one-stroke lead atop Thursday’s Spherical 1 subject at 6-under par. Jordan Spieth and Brian Harman trailed intently behind at 5 below.
The identical cannot be stated of Jon Rahm, who entered the weekend as a heavy event favourite. The U.S. Open champion sat 1-over par after the primary spherical and is flirting with the minimize line. Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and 2019 winner Shane Lowry are additionally at risk of lacking the minimize if they do not flip issues round Friday.
Almost half the 156-player subject will miss the minimize on the 2021 British Open. Here is all the things it’s worthwhile to know in regards to the minimize line, guidelines and outcomes as gamers jockeyed to make the weekend.
British Open minimize guidelines
Lower guidelines fluctuate by event on the PGA Tour. At The Open Championship, the highest 70 gamers on the leaderboard after 36 holes routinely make it by means of to the third spherical, plus ties. The British Open follows the identical guidelines because the PGA Championship, making them the 2 most forgiving of golf’s 4 majors.
British Open minimize line 2021
Louis Oosthuizen is the British Open chief at 6-under par, adopted intently by Jordan Spieth and Brian Harman at 4 below. The minimize line is projected for even par, with 73 gamers at present assembly that bar in Spherical 2.
- Projected minimize line: Even par
- Gamers inside minimize: 73
- Notables at risk: Jon Rahm (+1), Bryson DeChambeau (+1), Shane Lowry (+1), Justin Thomas (+2), Phil Mickelson (+10)
What number of make the minimize on the British Open?
The preliminary 156-player subject might be whittled all the way down to about 70 after Friday’s second spherical.