The Masters field will be cut down significantly in just a few hours as the tournament heads into the weekend for the final two rounds. As is customary in golf events, the full field plays the first two rounds, then a cut eliminates just about half the players ahead of the weekend rounds. Right now, the projected cut for The Masters is 5-over, though that number could change in the next few hours.
At Augusta, the cut is determined by two factors: The top-44 players and those within 10 strokes are safe. Because the leaderboard is condensed again this year, the top-44 criteria doesn't matter for the purposes of those watching the cut line. Instead, those within 10 shots of the leaders -- currently Fred Couples and Jason Dufner at 5-under -- will be keeping a close eye on the line.
There are a few players that could move the number higher, though we know those at 6-over or worse will not play the weekend. Should Miguel Angel Jimenez or any others floating around the top of the leaderboard post a number lower than 5-under, the cut line will move -- to 4-over or lower.
You can view the live Masters leaderboard here.