Find out who the winners were at the CJ Cup, this week’s stop on the PGA Tour, including Jason Kokrak, Russell Henley and Matthew Wolff.
At each week’s PGA Tour stop, there are players who do big things and others who slip up a bit. At Pro Golf Now, we call them winners and losers. Here are this week’s winners and losers from the CJ Cup.
Jason Kokrak – Earned the first PGA Tour win of his career on Sunday in his 233rd start. At the beginning of his 10th season on tour, Kokrak finally got over the hump, winning in Las Vegas by two shots over Xander Schauffele.
Russell Henley – Despite losing a three-shot lead on the final day, this was a positive week for Henley. A third-place finish was his best since the 2019 John Deere Open, where he finished second. This is a positive sign that Henley could be on his way back.
Xander Schauffele – If not for a bad round (74) on Saturday, Schauffele would have easily won for the fifth time on the PGA Tour. Still, he fought back on Sunday and put himself in contention, only to fall to the red-hot Kokrak.
Tyrrell Hatton – After winning on the European Tour last week, Hatton tied for third this week on the PGA Tour. That’s pretty solid play, on two continents, no less, in the span of 10 days. Hatton remains one of the world’s hottest players.
Bubba Watson – After starting the week with a 74, no one paid much attention to Watson. His second-round 69 got him under par, but it was a 65-68 weekend that allowed him to climb into the top 10. A very solid showing for Watson this week in Las Vegas.
Matthew Wolff – Having finished second in his first two starts this season on the PGA Tour, Wolff was seen as one of the favorites this week. Instead, he tanked in round one with an 80 and he never recovered. Wolff finished 73rd this week, beating just five players in the process.
Tommy Fleetwood – This was just not Tommy Fleetwood’s week. After shooting a 77 on Thursday, he never seemed to get anything going. He went 71-72-70 and finished in a tie for 59th.
Jason Day – If he had finished Sunday’s round, Day might have ended up on the winners list, as he appeared headed for a top 10 finish. Instead, he woke up on Sunday with a stiff neck and was forced to withdraw. Day’s back and neck issues continue to bother him, which should be a long-term concern.
Sung Kang – The South Korean took an 11 on a par four on Saturday en route to a round of 82. It’s a bad trend for Kang, who has shot 79 or higher three times already this season on tour. He finished 75th this week and there’s no signs that improvement is coming.
Alex Noren – Among the players who finished the event, Noren beat only one, Tae Hee Lee. And I did not make that name up. Noren shot 77-73-79-76 this week, playing well below the level that has made him a strong player on the European Tour in recent years.