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Did any LIV Golf players make Masters cut? Yep. In fact, one of them is tied for the lead.

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Editor’s note: Check out complete coverage of the Masters here, including the leaderboard, highlights and more.

The 2024 Masters got underway Thursday with 13 LIV Golf players in the field of 89, led by defending champion Jon Rahm, who joined the Saudi-funded tour in December 2023.

By Friday evening, all but five still remained in the field.

Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson are among eight LIV golfers that made the cut line at 6-over and will be playing into the weekend at Augusta National.

DeChambeau is tied atop the leaderboard with fellow Americans Scottie Scheffler and Max Homa, who all are 6-under through two rounds. DeChambeau, who joined LIV Golf in June 2022, came out the gate strong on day one and hit eight birdies and one bogey in the first round. On Friday, he shot a 1-over 73 with three birdies and four bogeys.

The remaining LIV golfers will take a lot of championship experience into the final two rounds — they’ve won a collective five Masters titles between the eight of them. DeChambeau is in pursuit of his first Green Jacket. His best showing was at the 2016 Masters when he finished tied for 21st place. 

Here’s how every LIV player did in the first two days of the 2024 Masters:

Which LIV golfers made the cut at the 2024 Masters?

Defending champion Jon Rahm’s repeat hopes are still (technically) alive after he squeaked by and finished one stroke above the cut line at 5-over. Here’s all the LIV golfers that made the cut:

  • Bryson DeChambeau (-6)
  • Cameron Smith (-1)
  • Patrick Reed (E)
  • Brooks Koepka (+2)
  • Tyrrell Hatton (+2)
  • Phil Mickelson (+4)
  • Joaquin Niemann (+4)
  • Jon Rahm (+5)

Which LIV golfers missed the cut at the 2024 Masters?

Five LIV golfers didn’t make the cut, which was set at 6-over on Friday:

  • Sergio Garcia (+7)
  • Bubba Watson (+10)
  • Charl Schwartzel (+11)
  • Dustin Johnson (+13)
  • Adrian Meronk (+14)

Was Greg Norman at the 2024 Masters?

Yes. LIV Golf’s top executive, Greg Norman, a two-time major winner who finished as a runner-up at the Masters three times (1986, 1987, 1996), was on hand at Augusta National to cheer on all LIV participants.

“I’m here because we have 13 players that won 10 Masters between them,” Norman told the Washington Post on Wednesday. “So I’m here just to support them, do the best I can to show them, ‘Hey, you know, the boss is here rooting for you.'”

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