The Masters cut line is key to golf odds as it determines the outcomes of some head-to-head matchups, whether an outright they bet on makes it to the weekend, and of course, settles the popular cut line prop bet.
Projected cut line update
The cut line for the 2023 Masters finished at +3. Round 2 was suspended by weather and resumed Saturday morning with the Friday afternoon groups needing to finish their round. A bogey on the 17th hole by Justin Thomas moved the cut line from +2 to +3 very late in the second round. Thomas ended with another bogey on the 18th, moving him to +4 and outside the number for the weekend.
Five-time Masters champion Tiger Woods (+3) was outside the cut line until his buddy Thomas got into trouble late in his second round. Woods will now play the weekend, making his record-tying 23rd consecutive cut at the Masters.
Another great story is 63-year-old Fred Couples who comfortably made the cut at +1, becoming the oldest player to make the cut at the Masters - besting Bernard Langer (2020) by three months.
Some notable golfers outside the cut line include Justin Thomas (+4), Rory McIlroy (+5), Sergio Garcia (+7), and Bryson DeChambeau (+4).
It's also worth noting that 12 of the 18 LIV Golf players competing in the 2023 Masters made the cut and will play the weekend at Augusta.
Betting on the cut line
The Masters cut line is key to golf bettors as it determines the outcomes of some head-to-head matchups, whether an outright they bet on makes it to the weekend, and of course, settles the popular cut line prop bet.
The pre-event cut line set by oddsmakers for the 2023 Masters was 146.5, with the final number of 147 cashing for Over bettors.
Odds to make the cut
Bettors can also bet on which golfers will make the cut at a tournament. It's an extremely popular market that settles before your outright bets. Below are the best odds for all Masters golfers to make the cut.
Masters cut rule
The cut rule at the Masters last year was the Top 50 golfers plus ties, and the same cut rule will apply for the 2023 Masters tournament.
In 2020, the committee changed its longstanding cut rule where only the Top 50 players in the Masters field and ties advanced to Round 3 and 4. Previously, the rule stated that the Top 50 and anyone within 10 strokes of the lead made the cut.
Making changes to the cut line has been a part of the history of the Masters. The cut was first instituted in 1957 and was the Top 40 and ties until 1961. From 1962-2012, it was expanded to the Top 44 and those within 10 strokes of the leader. In 2013, it was expanded to Top 44 and those within 10 shots.
Past Masters cut lines
Here's a look at the cut line since the rule became the Top 50 and those within 10 shots of the lead.
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*The cut line in 2020 was only Top 50 and ties and did not include all golfers within 10 shots of the lead
Masters cut line FAQs
Yes. The Masters instituted a cut line in 1957 and has had one ever since.
The cut line for the 2023 Masters was 148 or +4.
In 2022, the Top 50 and ties after Round 2 made the cut.