A handful of high golfers are at risk of lacking the lower line on the 2020 Masters on Friday.
The highest of the leaderboard at Augusta Nationwide is stuffed with low scores, padded by the delicate circumstances throughout Thursday’s Spherical 1 following morning showers that briefly suspended play. That features Day 2 chief Paul Casey, who shot a 7-under 65 to set the tempo Thursday. He leads Dylan Frittelli (-6) and a bunch of Webb Simpson, Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele, who enter Friday at 5 underneath. Defending Masters champion Tiger Woods is in a tie for seventh at 4-under par.
Former main winners Brooks Koepka (+2) and Jordan Spieth (+2) have been unable to reap the benefits of the pleasant circumstances and will discover themselves on the chopping block Friday with extra stringent lower guidelines in place at Augusta.
There are 92 gamers within the 2020 Masters subject after Sergio Garcia and Joaquin Niemann withdrew as a consequence of optimistic COVID-19 exams.
Here is all the things you may must know concerning the Masters lower line, guidelines and outcomes as gamers jockey to make the weekend.
Masters lower guidelines
There’s a rule change in play to make the lower on the Masters in 2020. Solely the highest 50 gamers (plus ties) on the leaderboard will stay for Saturday and Sunday, a brand new exhausting lower put into place by Augusta officers to maintain the weekend subject small as a consequence of restricted daylight in November.
Starting with the 2020 Masters Match, the low 50 gamers and ties will qualify for the ultimate 36 holes. That is the primary change to the lower since 2013.
— The Masters (@TheMasters) November 9, 2020
Since 2013, any participant inside 10 strokes of the clubhouse chief after 36 holes would have superior to Spherical three along with the highest 50 automated qualifiers.
The brand new rule ensures the Masters lower is now essentially the most tough of golf’s 4 majors. The highest 60 gamers make the lower on the U.S. Open, whereas the highest 70 gamers make the lower on the PGA Championship and The Open Championship.
Masters lower line 2020
Paul Casey is the Masters chief after one spherical at 7-under par with a bunch of six gamers inside two strokes.
The lower line is at present projected to be even par, which means 41 gamers would miss the lower at of the top of the second spherical.
- Projected lower: Even
- Gamers inside lower: 51
- Notables at risk: Brooks Koepka (+2), Jordan Spieth (+2)
What number of make the lower on the Masters?
The preliminary 92-player subject will probably be whittled right down to 50 by the point the primary group tees off Saturday morning.
Masters reside leaderboard