KEEP THAT CARD
Charlie Danielson: The Osceola, Wis., native shot a 31 on the front nine, including a hole-out for eagle from the fairway. His bogey-free 66 offset a 73 on Thursday and allowed him to make the cut on the number.
TOSS THAT CARD
Ryan Moore: The 2016 U.S. Ryder Cupper derailed in a hurry on the back nine. After a birdie on No. 12 Moore bogeyed No. 14, made triple on the next hole and finished it off with a double on the last. He shot 75 and missed the cut.
ON THE COURSE WITH …
Jason Day: The former PGA champion made a triple-bogey 7 at the shortish 10th hole after his approach shot hit a sprinkler head and bounded into the thick stuff near a greenside water hazard. He whiffed on the shot, took a penalty stroke and a drop. “Did it hit the sprinkler?” asked Day, who birdied his final three holes and needed some help to make the cut. “I didn’t know that, but it was a terrible shot anyways.”
3M OPEN MOMENT
Bud Cauley missed a hole-in-one by 3 feet on the par-3 17th that left him at 2 under par and needing something big on 18 to make the cut. So he went for the green in two and conducted an emphatic fist pump after canning a 15-footer for eagle and a scoring a date with the weekend. The same couldn’t be said for playing partner Chad Collins. He lost an entire sleeve of balls on the hole: He found the water off the tee, dunked another after a penalty drop and angrily spiked a third into the drink after tapping in for triple bogey.
• 2011 PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley drained a 60-foot putt on No. 11.
• PGA Tour rookie Sam Burns birdied his first three holes and shot a 5-under 66.
• New Kids on the Links: Collin Morikawa (T11), Justin Suh (T23), Viktor Hovland (T23) and Matthew Wolff (T35), all playing on sponsors exemptions, all easily made the cut.
• Just like home? Six Canadians made the cut, led by Adam Hadwin in second place after a 66.
• Kevin Na and Nicholas Lindheim withdrew from the tournament.
Par-5, 572-yard No. 6: It yielded seven eagles — the most of the day — and played a total of 87 under par by the 156 players in the field.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“That’s how rumors get started.”
— Phil Mickelson, who despite missing the cut at 5 over spent ample time after his round signing autographs and smiling for selfies with fans. But he politely declined to hold a young woman’s baby.
TWEET OF THE DAY
“All is right with the world. Tom Lehman makes the cut in Blaine.”
Because 85 players made the cut, players will go off in threesomes beginning at 9:25 a.m. and there will be a secondary cut following play. Leaders are off at 11:45 and Golf Channel has coverage at noon followed by Ch. 4 at 2 p.m.