What Is The Cut At The PGA Championship?

How many players will make the weekend at Kiawah Island?

What Is The Cut At The PGA Championship
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How many players will make the weekend at Kiawah Island?

What Is The Cut At The PGA Championship?

Kiawah Island is proving a tough test this week at the PGA Championship, where the world's best golfers are having to play well just to make the cut.

The treacherous conditions mean that making the cut is an achievement in itself, with the field of over 150 players vying to make the weekend.

So, what is the cut at the PGA Championship?

The top 70 and ties will make the weekend at Kiawah Island.

That is the same number as the The Open, which also allows the top 70 and ties through to the final 36 holes.

The cut mark looks likely to fall around +4 to +6 at this year's PGA Championship, with difficult, windy conditions at Kiawah Island.

Last year, at TPC Harding Park, the cut mark came at +2 with scoring much lower at the San Francisco venue.

The top 70 and ties is slightly more than the top 65 and ties that make the cut on the PGA Tour.

The Masters cut is just the top 50 players and ties, with the top 60 and ties making the weekend at US Open.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered three Open Championships on-site including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

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