THE CJ CUP – Gambling/DFS Preview 2021

The Summit Club – Las Vegas, NV

Course Breakdown

Par 72, 7457 yds, because of the elevation it plays about 2000 yds shorter, 3 of the Par 5s are reachable by a majority of the field, several of the short Par 4s are drivable, wide fairways, 3 inch Bermuda rough and some desert vegetation, water in play on 7 holes, large bentgrass greens with large slopes and contours and guarded by huge bunkers and some water near some greens

Tournament Notes

  • From 2017-2019 this tournament was hosted in South Korea, before moving to the US due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • First time this course is being played on the PGA Tour

Key Stats

Approach, SG: T2G, Birdie+ Gained

Field

78 golfers including Top 60 from last year’s FedEx Cup Standings, by far the strongest field of the swing season

Defending Champion: Jason Kokrak (Shadow Creek)

Runner Up Last Year: Xander Schauffele (Shadow Creek)

Players

Collin Morikawa: 10800: +1600 – Member here and plays here a lot when he’s in town, 1 in approach, 1 in ballstriking, 1 in SG: T2G, 15th in SG: OTT, 4th in Par 4 scoring, 21st in Par 5 scoring, 56th in SG: ARG, 71st in putting, 3rd in opportunities gained, 14th in birdie+ gained, 16th in DK pts

Viktor Hovland: 9900: +2500 – 4th in approach, 2nd in ballstriking, 5th in SG: T2G, 3rd in SG: OTT, 12th in Par 4 scoring, 25th in Par 5 scoring, 72nd in SG: ARG, 43rd in putting, 1st in opportunities gained, 6th in birdie+ gained, 6th in DK pts

Paul Casey: 8200: +4500 – 2nd in approach, 3rd in ballstriking, 2nd in SG: T2G, 26th in SG: OTT, 17th in Par 4 scoring, 3rd in Par 5 scoring, 29th in SG: ARG, 56th in putting, 16th in opportunities gained, 20th in birdie+ gained, 14th in DK pts

Charley Hoffman: 7200: +6000 – 12th in approach, 17th in ballstriking, 23rd in SG: T2G, 30th in SG: OTT, 19th in Par 4 scoring, 28th in Par 5 scoring, 48th in SG: ARG, 28th in putting, 4th in opportunities gained, 9th in birdie+ gained, 27th in DK pts

Emiliano Grillo: 6700: +15000 – 8th in approach, 8th in ballstriking, 33rd in SG: T2G, 19th in SG: OTT, 22nd in Par 4 scoring, 53rd in Par 5 scoring, 74th in SG: ARG, 60th in putting, 5th in opportunities gained, 11th in birdie+ gained, 18th in DK pts

Model

Approach (25%)

Ballstriking (10%)

SG: T2G (10%)

SG: OTT (5%)

Par 4 scoring (10%)

Par 5 scoring (5%)

SG: ARG (#%)

Putting (#%)

Opportunities Gained (10%)

Birdie+ Gained (15%)

DK pts (0%)

Stats based on past 50 rounds


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