This is how many make the weekend in pursuit of the Wanamaker Trophy

Want to know the PGA Championship cut rule? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s what you need to know.

A history of the PGA Championship cut rule

The PGA Championship has implemented a cut since the tournament switched from match play to stroke play in 1958.

For the first seven events of the stroke play era, the PGA of America conducted two cuts.

From 1965, just the 36-hole cut has been used.


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So what is the PGA Championship cut rule?

The cut rule is pretty standard.

Here’s what the tournament guidelines say: “Following the first 36 holes of play, the field of 156 players will be reduced to the low 70 scores and ties.

“Those players will advance to complete the final two rounds.”

The top 70 players of 156, so basically half the field will fall above the cut line and be in for a shot at the Wanamaker Trophy.

If you’re wondering, Jack Nicklaus and Raymond Floyd hold the record for most cuts made at this tournament, with 27.

Incidentally, the Open Championship implements the same cut rule as the PGA Championship.

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