TOURNAMENT

  • The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges
  • Located on Jeju Island, the volcanic island south of South Korea’s continental landmass
  • Last year was debut of this event
  • 2nd of 3 straight weeks in Asia
  • No-cut event

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PREVIOUS WINNERS

  • Last year —
    Justin Thomas won the inaugural edition, outlasting Marc Leishman and winning on the second playoff hole. Justin opened with a 63 on Thursday but failed to crack 70 the rest of the week, needing a birdie on his final hole Sunday to get into the playoff. Leishman and Thomas would par the first playoff hole, and after Leishman sunk his hopes in the water on the second hole, Justin Thomas emerged victorious. It was JT’s seventh career win.

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  • 2017-18 was the first playing of this event

COURSE

  • The Club at Nine Bridges, 7,196 yards, par 72.
  • Only Korean course ranked among the world’s top 100
  • Club opened in 2001, one year later became one of the first Asian venues to appear on the LPGA schedule
  • The course actually features eight bridges
  • The ninth is metaphorical as a link from the club to members and guests.
  • 72-hole record — 279, Justin Thomas (2017)
  • 18-hole record — 63, Justin Thomas (1st round, 2017)

FIELD

  • Headlined by Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas
  • Four winning Ryder Cuppers will be in the field — Ian Poulter, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton
  • Other marquee names — Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Kevin Chappell, Billy Horschel, Hideki Matsuyama, Joaquin Niemann, Louis Oosthuizen, Xander Schauffele, Adam Scott, Brandt Snedeker, Jimmy Walker, Gary Woodland
  • Canadians — Adam Hadwin
  • Full field here
  • TV Times — Wednesday-Saturday, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. ET (Golf Channel)

PICKS

Favourite (Under 25/1) — Hideki Matsuyama (14/1)
Mid-Tier (25/1 to 50/1) — Billy Horschel (28/1)
Dark Horse (50/1 to 100/1) — JB Holmes (66/1)
Long Shot (Over 100/1) — Keith Mitchell (110/1)

  • Last Week — 33rd, 13th, 43rd, 59th
    YTD
    0 wins, 0 Top-10’s, 3 Top-25’s, 3/4 made cuts* through 2 weeks
    *2 of the first 3 events are non-cut events

NEXT WEEK

  • October 25th-28th
  • WGC – HSBC Champions
  • Sheshan International GC
  • In Shanghai, China
  • Purse — $10 Million

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