Did Jon Rahm make the cut at the 2024 Masters? Where 2023 Augusta champion stands after second round

The 14th hole at Augusta National Golf Club contains a certain deceptive quality for those in the field for the Masters tournament every year. Despite being the only hole on the course without a bunker, its terraced green can make putting a problem.

Jon Rahm will remember the green on the 14th hole all weekend, and for good reason. Rahm, the defending Masters champion, made a double-bogey on the par-4 14th hole during the second round of the Masters and threatened his chance at making the cut for the weekend.

In spite of terraced greens − and the cut, for that matter − Rahm birdied the next two holes and cleared the projected cut line in order to advance on to Saturday.

Here's how Rahm stands after Round 2 of the 2024 Masters:

Where Jon Rahm stands after Day 2

Rahm ended his second round at Augusta National with a 4-over 76, good enough to skirt him under the cut line and bring his total to 149. He had four bogeys, a double bogey and two birdies, both of which came in the two holes immediately following his double on the 14th hole. Rahm is tied for 44th entering Saturday's third round.

What was the cut at the 2024 Masters?

The cutline finished 6-over par and allowed players like Hideki Matsuyama, Rickie Fowler and Adam Scott to play the weekend.

Jon Rahm Masters history

Rahm first played at Augusta National during the 2017 Masters, during which he tied for 27th place. He then placed in the top 10 at each of the next four Masters, earning fourth in 2018, tying for ninth in 2019, tying for seventh in 2020 and tying for fifth in 2021.

His 2023 victory served as the logical conclusion of that steady progression up the leaderboard. He shot 3-under in his final round that year, ending the weekend with a 12-under 276 and edging out runners-up Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson by four strokes.

How did recent Masters champions fare the next year?

Although uncommon, it's not unheard of for a defending Masters champion to miss the cut at Augusta National in the year following their win. Three of the last 10 Masters champions − Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia and Danny Willett − missed the cut the next year.

In fact, only two of the last 10 champions even cracked the top-10 the next year. Scottie Scheffler, the 2022 recipient of the Green Jacket, tied for 10th in the 2023 tournament. Jordan Spieth, who won in 2015, nearly went back-to-back after tying for second in 2016.

Below is a list of Masters champions from the past 10 years, and how they fared in the following year's tournament.

  • 2022 champion Scottie Scheffler: T-10 in 2023

  • 2021 champion Hideki Matsuyama: T-14 in 2022

  • 2020 champion Dustin Johnson: Cut in 2021

  • 2019 champion Tiger Woods: T-38 in 2020

  • 2018 champion Patrick Reed: T-36 in 2019

  • 2017 champion Sergio Garcia: Cut in 2018

  • 2016 champion Danny Willett: Cut in 2017

  • 2015 champion Jordan Spieth: T-2 in 2016

  • 2014 champion Bubba Watson: T-38 in 2015

  • 2013 champion Adam Scott: T-14 in 2014

This article originally appeared on Chillicothe Gazette: Did Jon Rahm make the cut at the 2024 Masters?