How many LIV Golf players made the cut at the PGA Championship?

There were 18 LIV Golf players originally listed in the field this week at the PGA Championship. 

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Sat, 20 May 2023
How many LIV Golf players made the cut at the PGA Championship?

After a gruelling few days at Oak Hill Country Club for the PGA Championship, half the field has been cut, including many of the LIV Golf players. 

When the field list was initially revealed earlier this month, 18 members of the Saudi-backed league had qualified for the season's second major. 

However, the number quickly dropped to 16, with both Martin Kaymer and Paul Casey withdrawing ahead of the tournament. 

Last month at The Masters, 18 was also the number of LIV Golf players invited to Augusta. 

Twelve of the 18 players made the cut that weekend, with two of them finishing tied for second, four strokes back of winner Jon Rahm.

Things appear to be playing out similarly this week in Rochester, New York, with two LIV Golf players inside the top 10 after 36 holes and 11 making the cut. 

Bryson DeChambeau is the league's lowest scorer heading into the weekend at 3-under par. He's tied for fourth. 

Brooks Koepka, who was one of the two LIV players that finished second at Augusta, is next at 2-under par. He's tied for sixth. 

The leaders are PGA Tour players Scottie Scheffler, Corey Conners, and Viktor Hovland, who are all at 5-under par through two rounds. 

Three LIV players are tied for 19th at 1-over par, including last week's Tulsa winner Dustin Johnson, and Mito Pereira who famously lost the 2022 PGA Championship with a meltdown on the 18th hole during Sunday's final round. 

Sihwan Kim, who's finished last in three of the six LIV events this season and is yet to score a point in the series, made the cut and is currently in a tie for 35th. 

Other notable LIV players who made the cut this week are Patrick Reed (T35/+3), Cameron Smith (T48/+4), and Phil Mickelson who made the cut on the number at 5-over par

Mickelson has a rules official to thank for making it into the weekend, after he saved him from playing from a bad drop

This marked the 52-year-old's 100th made cut in a major championship. 

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