Many of the PGA Tour’s top golfers will be back in action this week when the PGA Tour’s 2021 CJ Cup at Summit Club tees off Thursday in Las Vegas. The field of 78 players includes 45 who played last week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin. The likes of Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele and Jordan Spieth also are scheduled to tee up on the Tom Fazio course. Summit Club is filling in as host as the pandemic prevented a return to Nine Bridges in South Korea. Jason Kokrak won last year’s event at Shadow Creek, and the plan is for the tournament to move back overseas in 2022. It was played there three times, with Thomas winning it in 2017 and ’19 and Brooks Koepka taking the 2018 title.
Thomas, Johnson and Xander Schauffele are the 12-1 co-favorites in the latest 2021 CJ Cup golf odds at Caesars Sportsbook, with Collin Morikawa (16-1) and Rory McIlroy (18-1) also top contenders. Spieth is priced at 22-1, while Koepka is at 25-1 along with Sungjae Im, who won last week at TPC Summerlin. Before you lock in any 2021 CJ Cup bets on the or make any PGA Tour predictions, make sure you check out what proven golf insider Sal Johnson has to say.
The media legend and esteemed golf insider has a strong track record on picks, and he knows what it takes to win on the PGA Tour. Last week before the Shriners at TPC Summerlin, he tabbed both Sungjae Im and Matthew Wolff among his players to watch.
He cited Im’s all-around statistical prowess and quality of play last fall and knew Wolff would be in the mix with his distance. “With his great length off the tee, he can dominate at TPC Summerlin,” Johnson told SportsLine in reference to Wolff.
Im shot a 9-under 62 in the final round for a comfortable four-shot win. Wolff shot 3-under on Sunday to finish as runner-up, his first top-10 finish in almost exactly a year.
The previous week at the Sanderson Farms…
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