Golf Glance: CJ Cup takes on The Summit Club

10/13/2021 2:36:27 PM EST

Field Level Media's Golf Glance provides weekly news and storylines from each of the major North American golf tours.

PGA TOUR
LAST TOURNAMENT: Shriners Children's Open (Sungjae Im)
THIS WEEK: The CJ Cup @ Summit, Las Vegas, Oct. 14-17
Course: The Summit Club (Par 72, 7,431 yards)
Purse: $9.75M (Winner: $1.755M)
Defending Champion: Jason Kokrak
FedEx Cup Leader: Sam Burns
HOW TO WATCH
TV: Thursday-Sunday, 5-8 p.m. ET (Golf Channel).
Streaming: Thursday-Friday, 10:15 a.m.-8 p.m., Featured Groups (PGA Tour Live).
NOTES: The 78-player field includes seven of the top-10 players in the world, 36 of the top 50 and 17 who competed in last month's Ryder Cup. ... ... Traditionally held on Jeju Island in South Korea, the CJ Cup moves to The Summit Club after taking place at Las Vegas' uber-exclusive Shadow Creek last year. ... The field includes 45 players who competed at last week's tour stop in Las Vegas. ... All three winners during the 2021-22 PGA Tour season have been 30 years old or younger: Im, Burns and Max Homa. ... Exemptions into the tournament include Koreans Yoseop Seo, Hanbyeol Kim, Joohyung Kim, Sanghun Shin, Byeong Hun An, Sung Kang and Seonghyeon Kim. Joohyung Kim, 19, has two wins on the Korean Tour. ... Jason Day returns to the event after withdrawing after 54 holes last year due to a neck injury. ... The Summit Club is a Tom Fazio design located between the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the Las Vegas Strip.
BEST BETS: Dustin Johnson (+1000 at DraftKings) is making his season debut and is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 2. He's coming off a perfect 5-0-0 record at the Ryder Cup.... Justin Thomas (+1200) is a two-time winner of the event when it was played in South Korea. ... Collin Morikawa (+1600) is a member of The Summit Club, where he has shot a 62. He has recovered from a back injury and went 3-0-1 at the Ryder Cup. ... Shane Lowry (+2800) played well at the Ryder Cup before finishing T4 at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews. ... Im (+3000) is coming off his second career PGA Tour victory and is a CJ brand ambassador. ... Maverick McNealy (+5500) is also a Las Vegas resident. He has yet to win on tour but Morikawa said this week that McNealy has carded a 61 at Summit.
NEXT WEEK: Zozo Championship, Chiba, Japan

LPGA Tour
LAST TOURNAMENT: Cognizant Founders Cup (Jin Young Ko)
THIS WEEK: Off.
Race to the CME Globe leader: Nelly Korda
NEXT TOURNAMENT: BMW Ladies Championship, Busan, Republic of Korea, Oct. 21-24

Champions Tour
LAST TOURNAMENT: Constellation Furyk & Friends (Phil Mickelson)
THIS WEEK: SAS Championship, Cary, N.C., Oct. 15-17
Course: Prestonwood CC (Par 72, 7,237 yards)
Purse: $2M (Winner: $300,000)
Defending Champion: Ernie Els
Charles Schwab Cup leader: Bernhard Langer
TV: Friday, 2-5 p.m. ET; Saturday-Sunday, 2:30-5 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
NOTES: This is the 36th and final event of the combined 2020-21 season before the start of the Charles Schwab Cup playoffs. The top 72 players in the standings after this week will qualify for the first leg of the playoffs. The top 54 will qualify for the second leg and 36 for the Cup Championship. ... Known as Wildcard Weekend, if a player finishes inside the top 10 on Sunday without getting inside the top 10 in the standings, he will receive a spot in the first leg of the playoffs. ... Larry Mize is currently in the 72nd position. No. 73 John Huston is not in the field, but Nos. 74 Corey Pavin and 75 Davis Love III are. Love is coming of a T11 last week. ... No. 82 Thongchai Jaidee qualified for the event on Monday.
NEXT TOURNAMENT: Dominion Energy Charity Classic, Richmond, Va.

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NFL

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MLB

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NBA

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NHL

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