U.S. Open 2016: Projected Cut Line, Rules & Updates

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A tough first round has World No. 1 Jason Day battling to make the cut at the US Open. (Getty)

Thursday’s rain at Oakmont paved the way for many more first-round 60’s than expected, but we still got a fairly high cut line at the 2016 U.S. Open.

After two wild rounds that bled into Saturday, the the cut line stood at +6. You can click here for the complete leaderboard.

For the uninitiated, the USGA rules state that after 36 holes, all players in the Top 60 plus ties will make the cut. That used to include all players within 10 strokes of the lead, but that rule was done away with in 2012.

Of the 156-player field, 67 individuals shot +6 or better.

Notables who missed the cut: Hideki Matsuyama (+12), Brandt Snedeker (+11), Rickie Fowler (+11), Patrick Reed (+8), Justin Rose (+8), Phil Mickelson (+7) and Rory McIlroy (+8), who double-bogeyed his final hole to miss his first cut since the 2013 Open Championship.

Several other of the world’s top players were on the brink of missing the cut but did enough to survive–World No. 1 Jason Day (+5), defending US Open champ Jordan Spieth (+4) and defending Masters champ Danny Willett (+5) chief among them.