The latest golf news is all about the upcoming CJ Cup and its stacked field! Tournament officials announced last week that Scottie Scheffler, Hideki Matsuyama, Matt Fitzpatrick, and Viktor Hovland have committed to play The CJ Cup in South Carolina. With these world-renowned golfers in the field, the tournament is expected to be star-studded. The 2022 event will be held at the Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, South Carolina from October 19-23.
Also joining Scheffler, Matsuyama, Fitzpatrick, and Hovland at Congaree are previously announced defending champion Rory McIlroy, along with Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Tom Kim, Collin Morikawa, Jon Rahm, Si Woo Kim, Sungjae Im, Max Homa, Rickie Fowler, and Jason Day.
The CJ Cup has a purse of $10.5 million with $1,980,000 going to the winner.
Here is a look at the five previous winners of the CJ Cup and their winning scores:
2021 Rory McilRoy -25
2020 Jason Kokrak -20
2019 Justin Thomas -20
2018 Brooks Koepka -21
2017 Justin Thomas -9
Who to bet on?
Notable odds for the CJ Cup include Jordan Spieth at +2500. Spieth comes here after a strong showing on the PGA Tour last season. After a strong showing on the PGA Tour last season, Spieth comes here as a force to be reckoned with. The 29-year-old won the RBC Heritage after defeating Patrick Cantlay in a playoff, proving that he is back to near his very best. Spieth will be a tough opponent for anyone on the PGA Tour this season.
Two-time major winner Colin Morikawa’s odds are set at +3000. When Morikawa is playing his best, he very rarely misses a fairway and sinks a lot of eagle and birdie putts. Morikawa is considered by many to be the best iron striker in the world, so if he can bring that level of play to South Carolina this week, he will be in contention come Sunday.
Justin Thomas is one of the favorites this week at +1200. In his third Presidents Cup appearance, Thomas had a successful week, finishing 4-1-0 for the victorious U.S. Team. The Louisville, KY native owns 15 career PGA TOUR titles, including two at THE CJ Cup (Nine Bridges). Thomas is set to make his sixth tournament start at Congaree.
Other notable odds include Matt Fitzpatrick @ +2200, Sam Burns @ +3000, and Shane Lowry @ +4000. All odds are from Bovada and were captured Monday, October 17, 2022.
The CJ Cup was launched in 2017 as Korea’s first official PGA TOUR tournament. It was played for three consecutive years at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island before being relocated to the U.S. due to COVID-19. This will be the first time the CJ Cup will be played in the Southern region of the United States following the tournaments in Las Vegas, first at Shadow Creek Golf Course in 2020 and The Summit Club in 2021.
The CJ Cup in South Carolina will feature a 78-player field comprised of five golfers from the Korea Professional Golfer’s Association (KPGA) and the top-3 available players of Korean nationality using the Official World Golf Ranking. The rest of the field will be composed of the top players from the 2021-22 FedExCup Points List and those given sponsor exemptions. There is no 36-hole cut for the 2022 CJ Cup.
You can watch the CJ Cup Thursday through Sunday starting at 1pm ET on the Peacock streaming service or on the Golf Channel. There will be no LIV Tour event to compete with the PGA Tour’s CJ Cup this week.
Daily Grounds tickets are available to purchase at CJCUPSouthCarolina.com. There is a maximum of two (2) children ages 15 and under admitted free per ticketed adult.
The Full Field at the CJ Cup
Five golfers from the KPGA
Three Korean Golfers from the OWGR
Byeong Hun An
Sponsor’s exemption (members not otherwise exempt)
Sponsor’s exemption (unrestricted)
Top 125 from 2021 FedExCup Playoffs and Eligibility Points List
Si Woo Kim