Phil Mickelson birdied his final hole of the day, the 515-yard par-4 ninth, to make the cut on the number. Playing in his 28th PGA Championship, Mickelson has only missed the cut in the event three times.
Justin Thomas, who won last week at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, survived a bogey on 12 and a double on 13 by making a birdie on 16 to also make the cut on the number.
Jordan Spieth, Ian Poulter, Bubba Watson and Patrick Cantlay also all made the cut on the number, which was +1.
Several big names, though, were slamming trunks on this Friday night in San Francisco after the second round of the first major of 2020.
The list of notables who missed the cut is headlined by Rickie Fowler, who will miss the weekend at a major for the first time since the 2016 U.S. Open.
Two other golfers who won last week – Jim Furyk on the PGA Tour Champions circuit and Richy Werenski at the PGA Tour’s opposite-field event near Tahoe, the Barracuda Championship – could not carry that momentum over to this week.
Fowler and Furyk along with Marc Leishman all finished at 2 over, one off the cutline.
Werenski was joined at 3 over by Kevin Na and Matt Kuchar.
Sergio Garcia missed the cut, too, as he finished his PGA at 6 over.
Martin Kaymer had the wildest back-to-back days at Harding Park. He opened with a 66 on Thursday, but shot a 43 on the front with a triple bogey and a double bogey on Friday. He then had five more bogeys on the back and ended up shooting a second-round 12-over 82. He finished 8 over for the tournament.
Zach Johnson, who also shot a Thursday 66, followed that up with a 76 on Friday and he missed the cut by a shot.
Also, all 20 of the PGA pros in the field missed the cut.