CJ Cup Odds, Picks, Predictions, Best PGA Bets this Week

CJ Cup Odds, Picks, Predictions, Best PGA Bets this Week

The PGA Tour is back in action this week and back stateside as the top players on Tour tee it up at the CJ CUP in South Carolina. Held the first three years in South Korea, the tournament has shifted to courses in America after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This year, the best in the game will take on the Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, South Carolina. Tournament play begins on Thursday, October 20th, and ends on Sunday, October 23rd. Given the smaller field of just 78 players, there will be no cut following the first two rounds of the tournament.

Last year’s winner, Rory McIlroy, returns to defend his title. McIlroy defeated Collin Morikawa by one stroke to take home his first CJ CUP title. The tournament was played in Las Vegas at The Summit Club.

The winner of the tournament earns 500 FedEx Cup points along with $1.89 million of the $10.5 million dollar purse going to the victor. It’s time to take a look at the upcoming CJ Cup tournament so you can get all set to make your bets against the PGA Tour Odds.

Golf Betting Preview for THE CJ CUP 2022 Tournament

The Field

The field will consist of some of the top players in the world of golf, along with top players on the Korean and Asian Tours. Six of the Top 10 and 15 of the Top 20 players in the world are expected to be in action this week at Congaree. 

Joining McIlroy is current world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, along with Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, and Matt Fitzpatrick. Thomas won this event twice, in 2017 and 2019 when the event was held at Nine Bridges in South Korea. Two-time major winner Collin Morikawa is back to avenge his second-place finish last season.

Congaree Golf Club

The Congaree Golf Club sits approximately 30 minutes north of Savannah, Georgia, in the South Carolina low country. Established in 2018, the track was designed by golf course architect Tom Fazio.

Playing as a par-71, the course stretches approximately 7,655 yards from the back tees. There are numerous holes on the course with some serious length, highlighted by a par five that measures over 650 yards. 

Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green is an important stat this week, as five of the top 10 players from last year’s Palmetto Championship ranked inside the Top 10 statistically.

Betting Favorites

Rory McIlroy tees it up for the first time this season, looking to defend his CJ CUP and FedEx Cup title. Mcllroy is the betting favorite at +650 entering the event. 

Jon Rahm (+900) is right behind Rory after a quiet 2021-22 season. The 27-year-old picked up a victory at the Acciona Open de Espana two weeks ago on the DP World Tour, his first victory since winning the Mexico Open earlier this year.

Scottie Scheffler (+1200), Max Homa (+1600), and Justin Thomas (+1600) round out the top five golfers for this week’s tournament. Scheffler and Thomas are making their first appearances on the PGA Tour since defending the Presidents Cup trophy for the American Team a month ago, while Homa’s already picked up the Fortinet Championship earlier this fall in Napa.

 
 

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