The CJ Cup returns to Las Vegas for the second consecutive season, this time at The Summit Club on the southwest edge of the city. Tournament play begins on Thursday, October 14th, and runs through Sunday, October 17th. Last year’s CJ Cup was played at the famed Shadow Creek course north of Las Vegas.
The event is a limited field event, with 78 of the top players in the world competing for the title. Typically played in Korea, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the tournament has been played in the United States for the past two seasons. Jason Kokrak is the defending champion and returns to the Las Vegas desert to defend his title.
The tournament winner receives 500 FedEx Cup points and a share of one of the largest purses in the fall at $9.75 million. The no-cut tournament and is the highlight of the fall wrap-around season on the PGA Tour. It’s time we take a look at our Golf Betting analysis for the upcoming CJ Cup at Sumit so you can bet against the PGA Tour odds.
PGA Tour Betting – The CJ Cup at Summit Preview
The Summit Club is a private course that sits between the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the Las Vegas Strip. The course plays as a par-72 and stretches 7,341 yards.
Tom Fazio designed the track and made sure to include his signature green complexes. One of the unique differences with the course compared to others located in the region is it is not designed like your typical desert course but appears more like a parkland course with desert features and backdrops. Bunkers are a staple at the course, with large complexes in key positions at many of the holes.
We have the strongest field in play this weekend, with 36 of the top-50 players in the world teeing it up. The field list also includes seventeen players from the recent Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.
Past winners of the event playing this week include Kokrak, Justin Thomas, and Brooks Koepka. Thomas is a two-time winner of the CJ Cup.
Thomas and Koepka are joined by Ryder Cup teammates Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele, Tony Finau, Harris English, Jordan Spieth, Scottie Scheffler, and Collin Morikawa. Rory McIlroy, Paul Casey, Shane Lowry, Sergio Garcia, Tommy Fleetwood, Ian Poulter, Tyrrell Hatton, and Viktor Hovland are the European Ryder Cup participating playing this weekend.
The field was limited to the top 60 from last season’s FedEx Cup standings, but sponsor exemptions went out to the likes of Rickie Fowler, Adam Scott, Gary Woodland, Jason Day, and Justin Rose.
Thomas (+1200) and Johnson (+1200) are the favorites entering the tournament this week. The course has never hosted a PGA Tour event before, but those golfers that call the Las Vegas area home have a slight edge over the field.