by David Shefter USGA
If the lead continues to stay at two under par -- three players are currently tied at that mark -- we could have quite a traffic jam at the first tee this weekend. The U.S. Open employs a low 60 players and ties rule for the cut, but also allows anyone within 10 strokes of the lead to also play the final 36 holes.
Right now, that number stands at 93 (eight over or better), which would be the second-most golfers to make the cut in Open history. At Oakland Hills in 1996, 108 golfers survived the cut. The next lowest number is 88, which occurred in 1993 at Baltusrol.
Last year, Angel Cabrera birdied his final hole on Friday to send 19 players packing, including Phil Mickelson and Luke Donald.
Stay tuned because another late birdie or bogey could decide the fate of a select group of players.