PGA Tour moves The CJ Cup to Las Vegas

PGA Tour moves The CJ Cup to Las Vegas

The CJ Cup, the seventh event on the PGA Tour's 2020-21 schedule, will be moved from South Korea and now take place Oct. 15-18 at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas.

The past three years, The CJ Cup has taken place at The Club @ Nine Bridges on Jeju Island, just off the coast of South Korea. It consists of the highest ranked player of Korean nationality from the Asian Tour Order of Merit, five players designated by the Korea Professional Golfers' Association and the top three players from Korea in the official world rankings.

The remainder of the field in October will be made up of the top players in the 2019-20 FedExCup points standings. The field also will include sponsors' exemptions.

"While our players have always looked forward to visiting Korea, the current circumstances provided this new opportunity to bring the event to Las Vegas which will also provide brand exposure and awareness to the viewing audience in the United States and around the globe," PGA Tour executive vice president Ty Votaw said in a release.

The move means that consecutive PGA Tour events will be played in the Las Vegas area. The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas will take place one week prior on Oct. 8-11.

Justin Thomas has won The CJ Cup twice, including last year. Brooks Koepka won the event in 2018.

Shadow Creek Golf Course was the host of a head-to-head match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in 2018.

--Field Level Media

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