Wyndham Championship 2021 Cut Line: Leaderboard Summary and Players in Danger of Missing the Weekend

Published 08/13/2021, 9:53 AM EDT
Mar 18, 2021; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA; Rickie Fowler stands on the green of the 8th hole during the first round of The Honda Classic golf tournament at PGA National (Champion). Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


The Wyndham Championship, which is the final regular event of the season on the PGA Tour, has begun. And the event had an enchanting start as more than a hundred players remained under par for the day. But unfortunately, the play had to be stopped due to inclement weather for around two hours. However, when the play resumed, they once again suspended it due to darkness. 

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There were plenty of low scores on day one. However, American golfer Russell Henley currently tops the leaderboard with a score of -8. But there are seven players in second place with a score of -6. So it is evident that the winning score is going to be super low, and we are in for a birdie fest. However, sadly, all 156 players cannot make it to the weekend, and organizers will impose a 36-hole cut to filter out the players. 

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Russell Henley takes the early lead, while Sabbatini continues with his good form

Meanwhile, Russell Henley had a bogey-free round and made six birdies and an eagle on the par-5 fifth hole. His putting was exceptional, along with his tee shots. Moreover, the Olympic silver medalist Rory Sabbatini has made a strong start as he finished -6 and is currently tied in second place along with six players. 

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Golf – Men’s Individual – Final – Round 4 – Kasumigaseki Country Club – Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan – August 1, 2021. Rory Sabbatini of Slovakia in action. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Meanwhile, prominent names like Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama, and Matthew Wolff had a poor start. These players need a strong round two finish to make it through to the weekend. Rickie Fowler, who needs to finish in the top 21, completed his round one with a score of +1. Even though the course is on a relatively easier side where almost everyone is scoring under par, Fowler seems to have struggled a lot.   

Cutline probabilities at the Wyndham Championship 

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Jul 2, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Rickie Fowler hits his shot from the 11th tee during the second round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

A total of 156 golfers are competing on the field. However, only the top 65 and ties will make it through to the weekend. And the cutline will be confirmed at the end of the second round. But after round one, experts have already drawn a projected cut line. 

According to data golf, the current cutline is -4. The current cut probability is based on the round one performance of the players, but it can change pretty quickly. The course is playing on the easier side so, the cutline will most probably stay at -4 or may go down slightly to -3. Currently, there’s a 50.01% chance of cut line remaining at -4. However, there is a 30.8% chance of the cut line going down to -3. 

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Moreover, there are currently around 62 golfers who meet the current cut line expectation, but it depends on how players go about their second round at the Sedgefield Country Club. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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