Masters 2013 projected cut line: Tianlang Guan safely inside current 6-over cut

David Cannon

Several players hovering around the cut line may be at the mercy of Tiger Woods, who has the chance to adjust the 10-shot rule late Friday afternoon.

The Masters cut line is currently set at 6-over, meaning a significant majority of the field, which is at least 5-over, would make the weekend. Tiger Woods, however, could move the line up with birdies at the upcoming par-5s -- No. 13 and No. 15. Woods is tied with two others at the moment with the lead at 5-under, which brings the 10-shot rule into the play and includes a large group of players who are tied in 62nd place. The top 50 (and ties) make the cut, or anyone within 10 shots of the leader. With more than 50 names bunched up, it looks like that rule will come in handy on Friday night.

One player who is safely inside the cutline is Tianlang Guan, the 14-year old amateur attempting to become the youngest player ever to make the weekend at Augusta National. Rules officials assessed Guan a 1-stroke penalty on the 17th hole, which pushed his score from 3-over to 4-over for the week. He's currently outside the top 50, but inside 10 shots of the lead. Guan may sweat it out in the clubhouse if Tiger gets hot on the par-5s and moves the line in the final hour of play on Friday.

Here's the small group of players who are 6-over or worse at the moment. It's made up of mostly former winners, but Louis Oosthuizen, who lost in the playoff to Bubba Watson last year, is certainly a surprising name to see on the wrong side of it:

Player Score Thru
Louis Oosthuizen 6 F
Mike Weir 6 17
Stewart Cink 6 13
Ian Poulter 6 12
John Merrick 7 F
Ben Curtis 7 F
Mark O'Meara 7 F
Nicolas Colsaerts 7 13
Michael Weaver (a) 8 F
Thaworn Wiratchant 8 13
Russell Henley 9 F
Kevin Streelman 9 F
T.J. Vogel 9 16
Steven Fox (a) 10 12
Padraig Harrington 10 10
Francesco Molinari 11 F
Nathan T. Smith (a) 11 F
Tom Watson 13 F
Craig Stadler 14 F
Hunter Mahan 14 F
Ian Woosnam 14 F
Alan Dunbar (a) 16 F
Ben Crenshaw 20 F
Hiroyuki Fujita 20 F

More Masters from SB Nation:

Remixing the Masters

14-year old Tianlang Guan’s incredible day

Jim Nantz, our nation’s highest-paid tree

Tiger Woods never left

Who’s Mark Leishman?

Ian Woosnam is going the wrong way

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