The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges odds, predictions, picks and PGA Tour best bets

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The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges odds, predictions, picks and PGA Tour best bets

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The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges odds, predictions, picks and PGA Tour best bets

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The PGA Tour begins a three-week swing through South Korea and Japan with this week’s CJ Cup at Nine Bridges. The 7,196-yard, par-72 Nine Bridges Golf Club hosts defending champ and World No. 1 Brooks Koepka and the next-best 59 golfers from last season’s FedExCup standings.

The field also includes eight sponsor exemptions and 10 of the best golfers from the Korean and Asian Tours. Below, we break down the CJ Cup betting odds with the best picks and bets for the tournament.

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The key stats for this week are:

  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green
  • Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green
  • Birdies or Better Gained
  • Proximity (100-125 Yards)
  • Par 4 Efficiency (400-450 Yards)

My model at Fantasy National is set to the most recent 36 rounds played on courses with Bentgrass greens for each golfer in the field.

CJ Cup – Tier 1

Odds provided by BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated Monday at 8:30 p.m. ET.

(Eric Bolte – USA TODAY Sports)

Hideki Matsuyama (+1600)

Matsuyama excels in the no-cut format played at the CJ Cup, as all 78 golfers in the field will play four rounds. Two of his five PGA Tour victories have come in World Golf Championships events under this same format. He leads the model with a top-10 rank in every statistic.

Sungjae Im (+2500)

Im already has a runner-up finish at the Sanderson Farms Championship early in the year. He followed it up with a T49 at the Safeway Open before taking the last two weeks off in preparation for this event. He finished a lackluster T41 last year, but it provides him with course experience. His strength is a rank of sixth in SG: Around-the-Green.

CJ Cup – Tier 2

(Christopher Hanewinckel – USA TODAY Sports)

Cameron Smith (+3300)

Smith has fallen out of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking to start the week. The Aussie has proven his worth at the relatively new course, finishing solo third in 2018 and T7 last fall, and he enters the week in adequate form, having tied for 13th at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open two weeks ago.


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Kevin Na (+4000)

Na won the Shriners following a missed cut at the Safeway Open. He played here each of the last two years but has lackluster finishes of T52 and T47. The four-time PGA Tour champ ranks 11th in the stat model while leaning on his proximity and par-4 play.

CJ Cup – Longshots

(Christopher Hanewinckel – USA TODAY Sports)

Ian Poulter (+5000)

The small field and suppressed odds at the top of the board redefine our longshots this week. Poulter has two quality finishes in this event with a T10 last year and a T15 the year prior. The Englishman missed the cut at last week’s Italian Open, but he was solo eighth at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in this same no-cut format while firing four rounds in the 60s.

Keith Mitchell (+12500)

Mitchell tied for 14th last year. He overcame an opening-round of 75 to finish 69-67-68. With value tough to find this week, the 2018-19 Honda Classic champ is worth a small wager.

2019-20 winners: Joaquin Niemann – A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier (+2800)

Complete odds

Golfer Odds
Justin Thomas 7/1
Brooks Koepka 8/1
Hideki Matsuyama 16/1
Tommy Fleetwood 18/1
Viktor Hovland 20/1
Collin Morikawa 25/1
Jason Day 25/1
Jordan Spieth 25/1
Marc Leishman 25/1
Sergio Garcia 25/1
Sungjae Im 25/1
Rafa Cabrera Bello 25/1
Gary Woodland 25/1
Billy Horschel 30/1
Cameron Smith 30/1
Danny Willett 33/1
Tyrell Hatton 33/1
Chez Reavie 40/1
Joaquin Niemann 40/1
Lucas Glover 40/1
Matthew Wolff 40/1
Pat Perez 40/1
Byeong Hun An 50/1
Dylan Frittelli 50/1
Ian Poulter 50/1
Rory Sabbatini 50/1
Charles Howell III 60/1
Ryan Moore 60/1
Luke List 66/1
Ryan Palmer 66/1
Scott Piercy 66/1
Abraham Ancer 80/1
Corey Conners 80/1
Emiliano Grillo 80/1
Graham McDowell 80/1
Harold Varner III 80/1
Joel Dahmen 80/1
Phil Mickelson 80/1
Sung Kang 90/1
Brian Stuard 100/1
Jazz Janewattananond 100/1
Kevin Steelman 100/1
Kevin Tway 100/1
Matt Jones 100/1
Si Woo Kim 100/1
Adam Schenk 125/1
Branden Grace 125/1
C.T. Pan 125/1
Charley Hoffman 125/1
Chesson Hadley 125/1
Keith Mitchell 125/1
Vaughn Taylor 125/1
J.B. Holmes 150/1
Jhonattan Vegas 150/1
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 150/1
Nate Lashley 150/1
Troy Merritt 150/1
Wyndham Clark 200/1
Danny Lee 225/1
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 250/1
Max Homa 250/1
Soomin Lee 250/1
Jung-gon Hwang 300/1
Sanghyun Park 300/1
Whee Kim 300/1
Yi Keun Chang 300/1
Jeongwoo Ham 400/1
K.J. Choi 400/1
Kyongjun Moon 400/1
Wonjoon Lee 400/1
Chase Koepka 500/1
Hyungjoon Lee 500/1
Michael Kim 750/1
Tae Hee Lee 750/1
Yongjun Bae 1000/1

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