A few top golfers may miss the promotion line for the 2021 U.S. Open on Friday.
top of Leaderboard There are several previous major winners in Torrey Pines competing. These included the first day’s joint leader Louis Oosthuizen (Louis Oosthuizen), who tied with rookie Russell Henry on Thursday with a 4-under par. Francesco Molinari, Brooks Koepka, Hideki Matsuyama and Jon Rahm followed close behind.
At the same time, if Friday fails to reverse, players like Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson, Colin Morikawa and Jordan Spieth may miss the promotion. Gary Woodland, the 2019 U.S. Open champion, also flirted with the promotion line with more than 3 points.
Nearly half of 156 players will miss promotion 2021 U.S. Open.
This is all you need to know about the U.S. Open’s promotion line, rules, and results, because the players are struggling to compete for the weekend.
U.S. Open layoffs rules
Each Grand Slam on the PGA Tour has its own promotion rules. For the US Open, it’s simple: After 36 holes, the top 60 players on the leaderboard will automatically enter the third round, including a tie.
2021 U.S. Open promotion line
Louis Oosthuizen and Russell Henley became the co-leaders of the U.S. Open after a four-under-par score in a round. Francesco Molinari and Rafa Cabrera Bello were 3 under par, and the six-man team tied for 2 under. The promotion line is expected to be 1 point, which means that 96 players will miss the promotion at the end of the second round.
- Expected tailoring: +1
- Insider players: 60
- Dangerous person: Phil Mickelson (+4), Colin Morikawa (+4), Jordan Spieth (+5)
How many people advance at the US Open?
By the time the first group kick-off on Saturday morning, the initial 156 players will be reduced to about 70.
U.S. Open live rankings