It was a hot-button issue when players were first exposed to it last year, but since those contentious early days the PGA Tour’s secondary cut has become part of the landscape like courtesy cars and testing for performance-enhancing drugs.
That’s not to say the 54-hole cut is still not a jolt for those who end up on the wrong side of the weekend axe.
“It used to be a 72-hole tournament, shouldn’t they let everyone play hard right to the end? MDF, [five] guys got cut today,” Tweeted John Daly after missing the 54-hole cut at the Canadian Open.
In JD’s defense, Canada marks the second time this year he’s missed the 54-hole cut. That’s tough odds considering Canada is just the sixth time this season, and the first time since the St. Jude Classic, officials have been forced to reduce the field on Saturday.