With a cut line at -7, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open became the lowest 36-hole cut-off event in the history of the American professional golf tournament system.
The PGA Tour has been doing the job of keeping detailed records of tournaments since 1970. During the statistical data tour, the Tour recorded the cut-off at -6 (the lowest) appearing a few times, with The last time was also at an event at the TPC Summerlin Stadium in 2008. To the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open 2020, this is the first tournament a golfer needs to achieve -7 or better after two days of competition to win the competition. Go on.
Five golfers are sharing the top spot on the chart with -14 strokes, with four US nationals: Patrick Cantlay, Brian Harman, Austin Cook, Peter Malnati. Scottish golfer Martin Laird joined this group by hitting 63 strokes (-9) earning 6 birdies and 1 Eagle. Also scoring Eagle but better than a birdie, Malnati re-established Bryson DeChambeau’s 62-stroke round on the opening day.
Clinging to the top of the board with a distance of 1 club (-13) is DeChambeau. The “golfer” has twice peged -2 against the par hole on the 67-club scorecard, alongside a birdie and a bogey. 7th place (-12) includes two new season champions: Sergio Garcia (Sanderson Farms Championship), Stewark Cink (Safeway Open) and four other golfers.
Reluctantly becoming a “snowman” after a 16 par 5 hole burning 8 sticks for three shots into the water, Rickie Fowler stopped early at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at score -1 (67-74).