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2024 Genesis Invitational Cutline Predictions: Can Tiger Woods Make It to the Weekend Battle?

Published 02/16/2024, 4:00 PM EST

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The 2024 Genesis Invitational is turning out to be a banger! It is the third signature event of the year and it is proving too hot to handle for some of the best golfers in the world. One of those golfers is Tiger Woods, who is making his season start at this event. Furthermore, he is also the host of the event, so his not making the cut will be disastrous.

With the second round well underway, several golfers will wait anxiously for the event’s cutline to decide their fate. But is the host himself in the firing line? Let’s find out.

Is Tiger Woods safe from the cutting line?

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After the first round, Patrick Cantlay emerged on top of the leaderboard with a one-stroke lead on the field. However, at the time of writing, Jason Day had claimed the top spot, with Luke List following behind and Patrick Cantlay saw himself trickled down to third place. But almost every golf fan is looking at the performance of the event’s host.

As the second round is currently underway, Cantlay has once again found himself at the top of the leaderboard. Jason Day and Mackenzie Hughes have also climbed the leaderboard ladder and are currently tied for second place alongside List.

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Tiger Woods is returning to the greens after months, but he did not get the start he wanted. He carded a 1-over 72 for his first round, with one terrible shank at Riviera Country Club. At the time of writing, he is just over the projected cut line of +1. So to ensure playing on the weekend, the 48-year-old must improve upon his score!

He must be looking to get rid of the 1-over shot and again find a comfortable spot over the cutting line. However, some other players are also way below the projected cut line and would be looking for a miracle.

Popular players who could miss the cut at the Genesis Invitational

Apart from Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas are also too close to the cutting line. They both are currently tied with the event host with a score of 1-over 72.

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Unfortunately, after a disappointing opening round score of 3-over, Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick can consider himself to be out of contention for a place at the tournament this weekend. Kevin Yu will also be joining him with a disappointing first-round 7-over.

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Nick Dunlap is also having a horrible start to his professional career, as he is below the projected cut line after the first round with a score of 3 over par. Other players sitting below the line are Taylor Montgomery, Seamus Power, Adam Schenk, Alex Smalley, Grayson Murray, and Nick Hardy.

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In the meantime, golf fans will be hoping Tiger Woods survives the cutting line to play during the weekend. Do you think the 48-year-old will play the final rounds at the 2024 Genesis Invitational? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Ajitesh Rawat

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Ajitesh Rawat is a Senior Golf Writer at EssentiallySports. He honed his reader mindset and developed a unique content lens thanks to many months spent as a content analyst at ES. Now, as an ace journalist, he applies those skills to connect better with readers through his extensive coverage of the LPGA and their lesser-known players.
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