CJ Cup at Nine Bridges

This is the third tourney on the schedule for the 2018-2019 PGATour. It is known as Korea’s first PGA Tour event and it is held from Thursday, October 18 through October 21, 2018. The tournament is played in the middle of the Asia swing, which starts with the CIMB Classic in Malaysia and ends with the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.

Everyone doesn’t get to play in this event. Here is how it is determined. The field for the CJ Cup will feature 78 players. first, it is the top 60 available players from the previous season’s final FedEx Cup standings are invited and then they add in winners of the KPGA Championship and Genesis Championship on the Korean Tour. Then they add the top 3 available players from the Korean Tour order of merit as of October 2 along with the top available player from the Asian Tour order of merit as of October 9 and finally the top available Korean player from the Asian Tour order of merit as of October 9. To round out the field, they have included 8 sponsor exemptions.

History of The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges:

The CJ Cup (stylized as THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES) is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour sponsored by CJ Group. The tournament was played for the first time in October 2017 at the start of the 2017–18 season. The tournament was played at the Nine Bridges Golf Club on Jeju Island, South Korea. The defending champion is Justin Thomas.  Website

The Course:  PAR 72   18 HOLES    7,196 YARDS

Three To Consider:

Marc Leishman is a hot golfer after winning the CIMB Classic by five strokes last weekend. In fact, he has finished in the top 25 in five of his last none events. He was the runner-up last year and appears primed to take this one. Check his odds and bet early to get the best value from him.

Another golfer that is red hot is Hideki Matsuyama. In the past 15 events he has played in he has finished in the final 15 in five of them. In his previous six tourneys, he has finished four or more strokes under par. He didn’t play here last year but his streak should bode well for him this year.

A darkhorse for this event is Kyle Stanley as he has finished at least three strokes under par in his previous five events. He hasn’t missed a cut in a long time and finished in the top 20 in four of his last five tourneys. The odds are large and a good value bet if you choose to bet this longshot.

ODDS for CJ Cup:

Justin Thomas +500
Brooks Koepka +800
Jason Day +1200
Hideki Matsuyama +1400
Marc Leishman +1400
Paul Casey +2000
Billy Horschel +2500
Xander Schauffele +2500
Adam Scott +2800
Cameron Smith +2800
Louis Oosthuizen +2800
Tyrrell Hatton +2800
Alex Noren +3300
Emiliano Grillo +3500
Gary Woodland +3500
Byeong Hun An +4000
Chesson Hadley +4000
Joaquin Niemann +4000
Sungjae Im +4000
Brandt Snedeker +5000
C T Pan +5000
Ian Poulter +5000
Kevin Na +5000
Kyle Stanley +5000
Rafael Cabrera Bello +5000
Ryan Moore +5000
Si Woo Kim +5000
Charles Howell III +5500
Abraham Ancer +6600
J B Holmes +6600
Shubhankar Sharma +6600
Beau Hossler +8000
Kevin Chappell +8000
Kevin Tway +8000
Adam Hadwin +10000
Austin Cook +10000
Charl Schwartzel +10000
Charley Hoffman +10000
Jamie Lovemark +10000
Keith Mitchell +10000
Pat Perez +10000
Peter Uihlein +10000
Stewart Cink +10000
Whee Kim +10000
Brian Harman +12500
Chez Reavie +12500
Jason Kokrak +12500
Jimmy Walker +12500
Nick Watney +12500
Scott Piercy +12500
Brendan Steele +15000
Danny Willett +15000
Graeme McDowell +15000
J J Spaun +15000
Jason Dufner +15000
Ryan Armour +15000
Ryan Palmer +15000
Sung Kang +15000
Andrew Landry +17500
Joel Dahmen +17500
Sanghyun Park +17500
Andrew Putnam +20000
Brian Gay +20000
Brice Garnett +20000
Michael Kim +20000
Patton Kizzire +20000
Brian Stuard +25000
Ernie Els +25000
James Hahn +25000
Ted Potter Jr. +25000
Hyun-Woo Ryu +30000
Kyoung-Hoon Lee +30000
Hyungjoon Lee +40000
Tae Hee Lee +40000
Dong Seop Maeng +50000
Doyeob Mun +50000
Rod Pampling +50000

Here is a list of events in 2018-19 that have already been completed with the winner and money won:

Safeway Open  at Silverado Resort and Spa North, Napa, CA won by Kevin Tway ($1,152,000)

CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur,  Kuala Lumpur,  MAS won by Marc Leishman ($1,126,000)