CJ Cup

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CJ Cup
CJ Cup logo.png
Tournament information
LocationGillisonville, South Carolina
Established2017
Course(s)Congaree Golf Club
Par71
Length7,685 yards (7,027 m)
Tour(s)PGA Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fundUS$9,750,000
Month playedOctober
Tournament record score
Aggregate263 Rory McIlroy (2021)
To par−25 as above
Current champion
Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy
Location Map
The Summit Club is located in the United States
The Summit Club
The Summit Club
Location in the United States
The Summit Club is located in Nevada
The Summit Club
The Summit Club
Location in Nevada

The CJ Cup is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour. The tournament was played for the first time in October 2017 at the start of the 2017–18 season, and is sponsored by CJ Group. The first three editions were played at the Nine Bridges Golf Club on Jeju Island, South Korea.[1] In 2020, the tournament was moved to Shadow Creek Golf Course in North Las Vegas, Nevada as part of a Las Vegas Swing in October; the move was due to COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions.[2] In 2021, plans to return to South Korea were abandoned with the tournament remaining in the Las Vegas area, but moving to The Summit Club in Summerlin.[3][4] For 2022, the event will be held in the Savannah, Georgia metropolitan region, at Congaree Golf Club in Gillisonville, South Carolina.

Field[edit]

The CJ Cup features a field of 78 players:[5][6][7]

  • 5 restricted to PGA Tour members
  • 1 to the winner of a Korean amateur qualifier
  • 2 unrestricted

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up Venue
CJ Cup in South Carolina
2022 Congaree, Savannah
CJ Cup at Summit
2021 Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy 263 −25 1 stroke United States Collin Morikawa The Summit Club, Las Vegas
CJ Cup at Shadow Creek
2020 United States Jason Kokrak 268 −20 2 strokes United States Xander Schauffele Shadow Creek, Las Vegas
CJ Cup at Nine Bridges
2019 United States Justin Thomas (2) 268 −20 2 strokes New Zealand Danny Lee Nine Bridges, Jeju Island
2018 United States Brooks Koepka 267 −21 4 strokes United States Gary Woodland Nine Bridges, Jeju Island
2017 United States Justin Thomas 279 −9 Playoff Australia Marc Leishman Nine Bridges, Jeju Island

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nine Bridges on Jeju Island to host Korea's first PGA TOUR tournament". PGA Tour. April 12, 2017.
  2. ^ Romine, Brentley (August 24, 2020). "CJ Cup to be contested this fall in Las Vegas, not South Korea". Golf Channel. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
  3. ^ Yoo Jee-ho (October 18, 2020). "PGA tournament CJ Cup to return to S. Korea in 2021". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved September 28, 2021.
  4. ^ Ferguson, Doug (August 25, 2021). "PGA Tour still planning for Japan event, but sources say China event will be canceled". Golf Channel. Retrieved September 28, 2021.
  5. ^ "The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges' Exemption Eligibility Revealed". CJ Cup. July 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "Inside the Field: The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges". PGA Tour. October 11, 2019. Retrieved October 19, 2020.
  7. ^ "Inside the Field: The CJ Cup at Shadow Creek". PGA Tour. October 9, 2020. Retrieved October 19, 2020.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°15′28″N 115°06′21″W / 36.2577°N 115.1059°W / 36.2577; -115.1059