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What Is the Cut Rule at The Masters?

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Question: Masters Cut: What Is the Cut Rule at The Masters?

Answer: The Masters cut rule is this: Following the second round, golfers with the low 50 scores, plus ties, plus any golfer within 10 strokes of the lead, advance to play the final two rounds. Those outside the Top 50 plus ties and not within 10 of the lead miss the cut.

The Masters did not have a cut prior to 1957. The 36-hole cut was instituted at the 1957 Masters, and was Top 40 plus ties and anyone with 10 of the lead. Top 40 was changed to Top 44 starting in 1961.

And beginning with the 2013 Masters, the cut was expanded to the Top 50 plus ties and anyone within 10 strokes of the lead.

For the cut rules at the other majors, see:
US Open cut rule
British Open cut rule
PGA Championship cut rule

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