A handful of prime golfers are flirting with the reduce 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 area at 6-under par. Jordan Spieth and Brian Harman trailed intently behind at 5 beneath.
The identical cannot be mentioned 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 reduce line. Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and 2019 winner Shane Lowry are additionally in peril of lacking the reduce if they do not flip issues round Friday.
Almost half the 156-player area will miss the reduce on the 2021 British Open. Here is every thing you must know concerning the reduce line, guidelines and outcomes as gamers jockeyed to make the weekend.
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British Open reduce guidelines
Lower guidelines differ by event on the PGA Tour. At The Open Championship, the highest 70 gamers on the leaderboard after 36 holes mechanically make it by 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.
The highest 60 gamers (plus ties) make the reduce on the U.S. Open. Solely the highest 50 (plus ties) make the reduce on the Masters.
British Open reduce line 2021
Louis Oosthuizen is the British Open chief at 6-under par, adopted intently by Jordan Spieth and Brian Harman at 4 beneath. The reduce line is projected for even par, with 73 gamers at the moment assembly that bar in Spherical 2.
- Projected reduce line: Even par
- Gamers inside reduce: 73
- Notables in peril: Jon Rahm (+1), Bryson DeChambeau (+1), Shane Lowry (+1), Justin Thomas (+2), Phil Mickelson (+10)
What number of make the reduce on the British Open?
The preliminary 156-player area will probably be whittled all the way down to about 70 after Friday’s second spherical.
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