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U.S. Open Cut Line 2012: +8 Projected Cut Eliminates Some Major Names

The cut for Round 3 of the 2012 U.S. Open is projected to be 8-over, which will see some big names exit the tournament before the weekend. Tiger Woods is sitting comfortably tied for first, with none of the cut concerns that plagued him earlier this season. He shares the lead with Jim Furyk and David Toms. Vermont native Keegan Bradley is currently at 5-over for the tournament and looks likely to make the cut. Phil Mickelson was able to just sneak past the cut, collecting a birdie on the last hole to sit at 7-over through two rounds.

2011 U.S. Open Champion Rory McIlroy isn't so lucky, following Round 1's 77 with a 73 in Round 2, putting him 10-over for the tournament and on the wrong side of the cut. 2012 Masters Champion Bubba Watson also improved on his Round 1 score, going from 78 to 71, but that puts him at 9-over and means he will not continue into Round 3.

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