Some of golf’s biggest names – and rising stars – will highlight the field at the debut of the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges.
So much of the PGA TOUR’s schedule is built on long-lasting tradition. It starts with the majors, of course. We all have the first full week of April blacked out for the Masters, and the Open Championship is the oldest (and arguably most prestigious) tournament in all of golf. But beyond that, the TOUR is littered with events that have been around, in one form or another, for decades upon decades.
There’s only so many weeks on the calendar, and as such, it means that we’re not often treated to a true “first” anymore. This week will be the exception to that rule, though, as the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges takes its place in golf history.
Jeju Island is the home of The Club at Nine Bridges, and while it’s the first time the PGA TOUR will play an official event in Korea, it’s hosted the LPGA TOUR’s CJ Nine Bridges Classic four times from 2002 to 2005. According to the PGA TOUR‘s Rob Bolton, it plays as a fairly straightforward par-72 layout, with a heavy emphasis on ball-striking.
78 of the world’s best players will vie for the honor of becoming the first champion of the PGA TOUR’s newest event, along with the $1.6 million first prize, and a full allotment of 500 FedEx Cup points.
Who will rise to the top this week in Korea? Let’s dive into the Power Rankings.