Betting Preview for the 2020 CJ Cup With Odds, Prediction, and Pick
78 of the world’s best convene in Sin City at Shadow Creek Golf Course for the much-anticipated CJ Cup. The revered golf course in North Las Vegas makes its PGA Tour debut – although many remember this venue being showcased in 2018 for “The Match: Tiger vs. Phil.”
We’ve got ideal conditions, a world-class field, and $9.75 million up for grabs.
Time to make a CJ Cup prediction for 2020, but let’s start with a look at the odds.
CJ Cup Odds for 2020
Jon Rahm makes his first start since finishing 23rd at the US Open. The world’s 2nd-ranked golfer was red-hot heading into Winged Foot, but no one has been playing better than world #1.
Dustin Johnson arrives at Shadow Creek on the heels of five consecutive top-six finishes.
Mathew Wolff has shot up the odds sheet after a playoff loss at the Shriners, while Tyrrell Hatton is plugged in at +2000 coming off his triumph at Wentworth. We can’t forget about Rory, Justin, or Xander, and it’s worth mentioning that Patrick Cantlay was a co-54-hole leader at TPC Summerlin.
Just how stacked is the field this week in Vegas?
What Happened at the CJ Cup Last Year?
Justin Thomas shot 63 in the second round and never looked back – eventually fending off Danny Lee by two strokes. However, don’t read too much into last year’s results when locking in a CJ Cup pick.
Last year’s CJ Cup took place some 6,200 miles on Jeju Island.
- Last year’s Winning Score: -20, 268
- Last Year’s Cut Line: No Cut at this event
My CJ Cup Pick for 2020
First and foremost, the key to prospering at this Tom Fazio gem is driving your golf ball long and in play. It helps if you can turn it over from right-to-left, and it helps if you possess a lights-out short game.
In other words, if you could create the perfect golfer who’s poised to shine at Shadow Creek, you might just want to clone Xander Schauffele.
Not only does Xander play his best on the biggest stages in golf, but his form as of late has been nothing short of spectacular. Since the RBC Heritage in June, Schauffele has registered nine straight top-25s. In his last two starts, Xander shot the lowest 72-hole score at East Lake and finished solo-fifth at the US Open.
Some of the top golf betting sites installed Schauffele to win at +1200, but don’t settle for that price. I locked my CJ Cup prediction in at BetOnline where the “X-Man” was lurking at +1400.