Two of the top five players in the world headline the field at the PGA Tour’s third event of the season (yes, we’re already on No. 3): the CJ Cup.
Staged at the Club at Nine Bridges in South Korea, the CJ Cup features World No. 3 Brooks Koepka and No. 4 Justin Thomas paired together. Thomas is the defending champion of the event, while Koepka was recently named PGA Tour Player of the Year for 2017-18, no surprise after his wins at the U.S. Open and PGA Championship.
So, get ready for some prime-time golf. The duo will be joined by Sungjae Im of South Korea, and they’ll tee off in their first round at 7:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday night. Their second round will start at 8:15 p.m. ET on Thursday.
More marquee groups: World No. 12 Jason Day, No. 21 Hideki Matsuyama, and No. 41 Adam Scott will tee off at 8:25 p.m. ET on Wednesday; No. 24 Marc Leishman, Ernie Els, and Si Woo Kim will start at 8:15 p.m. ET. No. 19 Xander Schauffele, Kevin Tway, and Austin Cook will start at 8:35 p.m. ET.
Other notable names in the field: No. 19 Alex Noren, No. 20 Paul Casey, and No. 23 Tyrell Hatton.
At last year’s event, Thomas defeated Leishman with a birdie on the second hole of sudden death to capture the title.
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What: The CJ Cup
Where: Club at Nine Bridges, Jeju Island, South Korea
When: Wednesday-Saturday, October 17-20
Defending champion: Justin Thomas
Purse: $9.5 million (1.71 million to the winner)
Wednesday: 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. (Golf Channel)
Thursday: 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. (Golf Channel)
Friday: 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. (Golf Channel)
Saturday: 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. (Golf Channel)