The PGA Tour has confirmed it will reduce the number of competitors who make the weekend cut from the top 70 players and ties to the top 65 and ties. The new policy will take effect in the 2019-20 season.
A secondary cut after the third round – used when 78 players or more made the cut – has also been removed.
The rule means it will be harder for players to make the cut but there will be more prize money for those who make the final two rounds. It should also improve pace of play.
“The new regulation, which is consistent with the cut size on the Korn Ferry Tour, ensures a more manageable field on the weekend from a pace-of-play perspective and allows more opportunities to play in twosomes over the final two rounds,” PGA Tour spokesman Joel Schuchmann said.
“The new structure also assists tournaments in a variety of ways from an operations perspective.”