2021 US Open Cut Line Settles at +4

After a wild second round on Friday at Torrey Pines South Course, the cut line for the 2021 PGA Championship settled in at +4, cashing for Over bettors as the pre-tournament number was set at 3.5.

Posted: Jun 18, 2021 8:30 AM ET Updated: Jun 19, 2021 12:05 AM ET Est Time: 2 min
Torrey Pines South Course - Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports
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The cut line for the 2021 U.S. Open was set at +4 with 71 golfers making it to the weekend.

Oddsmakers had set the pre-tournament cut line at 3.5, which meant winning wagers for Over bettors.

With a great weekend of major championship golf in store for those golfers who made the cut at Torrey Pines, it'll be a rare sight to NOT have Webb Simpson involved at a major weekend. Simpson finished his first two rounds at +10, snapping his major championship cut-making streak at 16. Simpson's run was the longest active streak on tour.

As usual, there were many high-profile golfers who finished at +5 or higher, missing the weekend at the Torrey Pines South Course. Some notable players outside the cut line include:

  • Zach Johnson (+6)
  • Matt Kuchar (+6)
  • Corey Conners (+6)
  • Will Zalatoris (+7)
  • Tony Finau (+8)
  • Abraham Ancer (+8)
  • Jason Kokrak (+9)
  • Webb Simpson (+10)
  • Justin Rose (+13)
  • Viktor Hovland (WD)

Betting on the cut line

Betting on the cut line is a very popular way to wager on weekly golf tournaments and draws a ton of attention for major tournaments like the 2021 U.S. Open. 

Sportsbooks with U.S. Open odds set a projected cut line score heading into the event and you can bet on whether the final cut line will be Over or Under that projected score. 

For example, the cut line for the 2020 U.S. Open was 146 (+6). Oddsmakers posted a Over/Under projected cut line of 145.5, which means if you thought the cut line would be 145 or lower you would bet the Under and if you thought it would be 146 or higher then you would bet the Over.

US Open cut rule

The U.S. Open cut rule advances the top 60 players in the U.S. Open field after Round 2 (plus ties) to the final two rounds, trimming the 156-player starting field by more than half. 

Past US Open cut lines

Here's a look at the last ten years of U.S. Open cut line numbers. Note that the tournament is played on different courses every year. 

Year Cut line
2021 146 (+4)
2020 146 (+6)
2019 144 (+2)
2018 148 (+8)
2017 145 (+1)
2016 146 (+6)
2015 145 (+5)
2014 145 (+5)
2013 148 (+8)
2012 148 (+8)
2011 146 (+4)

US Open projected cut FAQs

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