Published: Wed, October 16, 2019
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Jordan Spieth sets sights on more consistent season on PGA Tour

Jordan Spieth sets sights on more consistent season on PGA Tour

The Club at Nine Bridges in Jeju Island, South Korea, continues as host venue for the third edition of this event. Over his last five tournaments he's gained about a stroke per round on the field tee-to-green, but like Corey Conners his results have been driven by how well he's putt. This what the inaugural event victor, Justin Thomas, had to say about the greens. Teryn Schaefer presents the best social media posts from around the world of golf in "Good, Bad & Unusual" and after each day's play brings you the biggest talking points in "The Takeaway". If you want to use some of the slopes to get close to the holes, or if you want to use some to get into the spot where you want to putt from, but the hardest part is that you just have to play smart. His putter was hot to start the year before losing 0.96 strokes per round on the greens at the Shriners to fall short of the weekend.

"With so many starts before the end of the year, you have to go over to Asia". Nine holes played to a scoring average below par past year.

The course at Nine Bridges offers a picturesque challenge, even though the course actually features only eight bridges. His victory at the Shriners was the fourth of his PGA Tour career. Here, we look at the 78-man field competing for the $9.75 million prize purse and highlight the best sleepers and values among this week's betting picks for the CJ Cup.

What Will it Take to Win the CJ Cup?

"But I think if I can really play well have a chance and maybe grab a win that may be enough to sneak in". The field is fronted by Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas. As the host course is set to move next year, who will take the title and be crowned the final Houston Open champion at the Golf Club of Houston? Ranked 1st for birdie average, 2nd for both SG: Tee to green and SG: Approach, 5th for scoring average, 6th for GIR and 8th for SG: Around the green on the PGA Tour last season. That too is a wind-affected track with large elevation changes and vast slow greens and there's plenty of evidence already to suggest they corelate nicely.

Last year's RBC Heritage champion returns to Jeju Island for the third consecutive year. He finished T14 in this event a year ago, shooting 68-66 over the weekend after ending his third round at plus-1.

Next week in Japan all eyes will be on the health of Tiger Woods as he makes yet another comeback, this time from arthroscopic knee surgery, and will be joined by world number two and PGA Tour Player of the Year Rory McIlroy. He has played in the first two CJ Cups, but hopes to improve on a tie for 47th in 2018 and a tie for 52nd a year ago, breaking 70 only once in eight rounds.

It's impossible to get away from Justin Thomas this week. He then missed the cut in his season debut at the Safeway Open but followed it up with a T16 at the Shriners.

Bizarrely, given that we are in October 2019, the 2020 golf season is now underway and Koepka is seeking to defend one of his pots from last season, the CJ Cup.

Brooks has been a much better performer in the bigger events and of his seven titles to date, this is one of only two ordinary titles to his name.

Koepka pocketed $1.71 million last year, and the winner's share has been raised to $1,755,000 this year, making it the most lucrative regular tour event other than the four majors, three World Golf Championships tournaments and The Players Championship, the tour's flagship event called "the fifth major".

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