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How is the cut line decided?

Is it as simple as the top half go on to the weekend and the bottom half go home or is there a more scientific way of deciding what the cut is?
 

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I believe its about 50-55 off the leader or something like that... my father in-law was explaining it to me on saturday as I was hoping that clarke made the cut as we watched him finish his round.

I couldnt have been listening that well though as I cant remember what he said!
 

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It's usually a pre-defined number of golfer's who go through to the last 2 rounds, Spoff. For example, the top 70 players after 2 rounds and those tied with the worst of those, or sometimes there's a 10 shot rule which states that everyone who lies within 10 shots of the leader after day two gets to play the weekend. The rules vary from Tournament to tournament depending on the numbers in the field
 

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Cheers guys, wasn't sure if there was a hard and fast rule for all or if it changed.

Not been playing long but have watched golf for ages. It's one of those things that you know happens, and you know why it happens, just wasn't sure how!!!
 

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I was gutted that clarke didnt make the cut.... i really enjoyed seeing him finish his round saturday morning and would have loved to have followed him round again.

If you havent watched golf live i'd definitely reccomend it, i'll be doing it again and again i'm sure.
 

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Made sure I was there before the reumption of play on the saturday morning, walking past John Parrimore as he blew the hooter to start, was there with everyone else at Darren's tee with everyone else, only for two minutes later the hooters to be blown as the mist just rolled back in thicker than ever. Jeev almost didn't make the second re-start later that morning & seemed to hit everything in sight off to the left, a complete contrast to the previous days play of that round when he'd set the course alight even with a hole in one.

Darren continued his comback on that Saturday morning making a sterling effort to recoupthe shots he'd dropped on the Thursday. On that Saturday morning finishing off Fridays round he showed what he could do & was a great shame the cut turned outto be plus3 instead of plus4

Nice to see Thomas Bjorn's game starting to come good once more.
 

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I haven't yet decided whether watching the match or watching the pro-am/practice is the better option.
At the pro-am everything is more leisurely, the guys have time and (sometimes) the inclination to talk and to get involved with the crowd, and you are allowed to take your photographs, but that something is lacking.
Maybe I need to get to a final day and see how that goes (anyone know if those camera/binocular combinations are any good?)
 

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Made sure I was there before the reumption of play on the saturday morning, walking past John Parrimore as he blew the hooter to start, was there with everyone else at Darren's tee with everyone else, only for two minutes later the hooters to be blown as the mist just rolled back in thicker than ever. Jeev almost didn't make the second re-start later that morning & seemed to hit everything in sight off to the left, a complete contrast to the previous days play of that round when he'd set the course alight even with a hole in one.

Darren continued his comback on that Saturday morning making a sterling effort to recoupthe shots he'd dropped on the Thursday. On that Saturday morning finishing off Fridays round he showed what he could do & was a great shame the cut turned outto be plus3 instead of plus4

Nice to see Thomas Bjorn's game starting to come good once more.

Was great seeing darren on his mobile phone whilst he was waiting for singh then once he turned up clarke went on to crack a couple of funnies for the small crowd watching. That was the beginning of my day there and i knew from then i'd love it.

I must have been right next to you mate, i was wearing a black ryder cup jumper if that rings a bell to you...tall good looking fella
 

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Hiya Minty...

Me tall..? Good looking? I think you've got me mixed up with Ross Fisher... rofl

Saw one or two Ryder cup outfits during the week. The only one that stood out was a green one but that was several days prior.

That morning I'd gone with the Beige look. Brown trousers, Cream rollneck Dunlop long sleeve top & beige ashworth visor in place of the previous days Pink number. sporting a Jiminez style tash & goatee. Somehow I'd managed to co-ordinate unwittingly with other members of the playing group on both Friday & Saturday.

Only Darren Clarke & maybe Poults could carry off Pink pattent leather golf shoes.

Again great shame Dazza didn't quite make the cut as I think he could well have torn through the field in the next two rounds.
 
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