Published: Wed, October 16, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Juggling Gary Woodland back in South Korea for CJ Cup

Juggling Gary Woodland back in South Korea for CJ Cup

Spieth will take part in the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges for the first time in his career this week, and he joins a field that includes Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Viktor Hovland, Hideki Matsuyama and Tommy Fleetwood.

Top-ranked Brooks Koepka, looking to bounce back from his missed cut in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open two weeks ago, heads the field at the Club at Nine Bridges after winning the tournament past year by shooting 8-under-par 64 in the final round to prevail by four strokes over Gary Woodland, who closed with a 63.

After an 18-month break, the Houston Open returns to the PGA TOUR with 500 FedExCup points available to the victor.

It's the third staging of this limited field event, having been won by Justin Thomas on its debut before Brooks Koepka earned the fifth PGA Tour victory of his career with a four stroke win a year ago.

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

The former world No 1 is an 11-time victor on the PGA Tour but arrives in South Korea looking for his first worldwide victory since The Open at Royal Birkdale in 2017. The closest he finished to the victor was four shots behind in The Northern Trust, the first FedEx Cup playoff event. Current FedExCup leader Sebastián Muñoz will play his fourth tournament in a row to start the 2019-20 season, competing against 2013 FedExCup champion Henrik Stenson and Cole Hammer, the No. 2-ranked amateur in the world. The World No.1 is back this week though to defend his title, having claimed a four shot victory over Gary Woodland previous year. Cameron Champ, the 2018 victor at Oakridge, has won two PGA Tour titles, including last month's Safeway Open at Napa, Calif. Thomas and Leishman each finished at 9-under in tough conditions, while Koepka raced to a 21-under total, with 10 players posting scores of 65 or better in the final round alone. Woodland posted eight top-10 finishes a year ago, but started the new season with a tie for 55th in the Shriners. Ancer has shown to be a solid ball striker over the past year on the PGA Tour, and if he can scrape together an average putting week he should be able to bounce back.

Abraham Ancer - $7,400: It's been a rough go of it for Ancer over his last two tournaments and enters the CJ Cup on the heels of consecutive missed cuts. Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed are making their season debuts.

Google Stadia launches November 19
The free version of Stadia is expected to come out in early 2020, but it will be limited to 1080p at 60fps. According to Google, you'll be able to start playing games through Stadia at 9:00 a.m.

Welcome to the official YouTube channel of the PGA TOUR. Ten of the top 30 are at the CJ Cup.

A pair of American stars won the first two events. Started the new season with a T24 at The Greenbrier before a MC at the Sanderson Farms, and a T13 in his last start at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Justin Thomas beat Marc Leishman on the second playoff hole to win the inaugural event in 2017. Was T52 here previous year.

Sung Kang, South Korea - Claimed first PGA Tour title and third as a pro (two in Korea) in 2019 Byron Nelson. Had T-29 recently in Shriners, also T-29 in 2018 CJ Cup.

Check out for complete coverage along with all the latest news, scoring, and stats!

Check out the top 5 shots from the 2019 Houston Open, featuring Brendon Todd, Lanto Griffin, Mark Hubbard, Sam Burns and Mark Anderson. The scheduled participants are rounded out by the next-best 58 available golfers from last season's FedExCup standings, eight sponsor exemptions, and 10 of the top golfers from the Korean and Asian Tours.

After a mixed season of results in the summer Garcia comes to Korea after a successful time on the European Tour, with a T23 at the Omega European Masters, victory at the KLM (his 16 title on the European Tour), and a T7 at the Open de Espana.

Like this: