Update: 8:08 PM ET – The final cut remained at three players, with 64 players continuing through the end of the week.
Update: 6:54 PM ET – The cut went to three players, knocking out the big group of four players, including Sergio Garcia, Songjay M, Mito Pereira, Corey Connors, Webb Simpson, Shane Lowry and Kevin Kessner. Sixty-five players are currently more than three or better.
The afternoon wave is on the field at The Country Club, and for the players in the middle of the group, it will be a battle to get to the club on the right side of the cutting line on Friday.
US Open cut-offs are top 60 and a tie after 36 holes, regardless of how many shots these players got off the lead.
Predicted cutting streak in the US Open
As of 1:15 p.m. ET, the projected reduction for the US Open was fourfold, meaning anyone who hits five or worse will go home this weekend. There are currently about 90 players aged four or better, some of whom have not yet participated in Round Two.
There are a few famous players currently on the wrong side of the cut-off line, including Kevin Na, Tony Fino (+5), Louis Oosthuizen (+6), Victor Hovland, Tommy Fleetwood (+7) and Phil Mickelson (+11).
On the other hand, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Cantlay are currently finished with their second round, so they will fight to the end.
For players right on the cusp, there is a little extra financial incentive to stand on the right side of the line. Given the USGA’s record-breaking $17.5 million purse, the 60th player would still pay a $36,000 check. Players who miss the discount can generally expect to receive around $10,000.
This story will be updated as the cut-off line and results change throughout Friday afternoon. You can check out the leaderboard here.