Just figured out some figures for how much of a disparity there was between the two tee times. Over two rounds the early Thursday guys averaged just over 3 shots worse. Only 23 of those guys made the cut against 57 who didn’t.
The later guys averaged three strokes better over two rounds, and 37 made the cut against 42 who did not. It’s still puzzling to me that no one is taking a shot at the USGA for their decision to send players out on thursday at all considering what was coming. It may end up costing a very good player who played very well a shot at a major. For guys like Stricker and Westwood, that could really change the historical perspective of how we look at them.