- Xander Schauffele has (+1400) odds as one of the favorites to win the event.
- Tyrrell Hatton is listed with a (+4000) betting line to take home The CJ Cup title.
- Jason Kokrak is a viable (+5000) longshot as someone familiar with the course.
LAS VEGAS – The Summit Club will be making its PGA Tour debut when it hosts the CJ Cup. With no prior knowledge of how the course plays and what style fits well, many golfers have more generous odds than they should.
The CJ Cup Odds
- Dustin Johnson +1200
- Collin Moriwaka +1400
- Xander Schauffele +1400
- Justin Thomas +1600
- Rory McIlroy +2000
- Brooks Koepka +2500
- Jordan Spieth +2500
- Louis Oosthuizen +2500
- Sam Burns +2500
- Sungjae Im +2500
- Tony Finau +2500
- Viktor Hovland +2500
- Scottie Scheffler +2800
- Cameron Smith +3000
- Harris English +3300
- Hideki Matsuyama +3300
- Webb Simpson +3300
- Abraham Ancer +4000
- Marc Leishman +4000
- Shane Lowry +4000
- Tyrrell Hatton +4000
- Paul Casey +4500
- Jason Kokrak +5000
- Joaquin Niemann +5000
What To Look For
Since it’s the first time The Summit Club has had an event on the PGA Tour, it’s tough to tell exactly what style of play will translate to success. Possibly the best predictor could be how players play on the course designer’s other courses.
Tom Fazio designed the course and while the CJ Cup was played elsewhere in 2020, he designed that one as well. Regulated sports betting sites have listed some players with a record of success on Fazio’s courses with generous odds for the weekend.
Best Favorite To Bet: Xander Schauffele (+1400)
Xander Schauffele has the second-shortest odds in the field and could very well be the one to walk away as the champion. In this event last year, he had a three-stroke lead after 36 holes and ended up finishing second overall.
He showed his ability to be the best golfer in this event as he tied for the lowest round of the entire tournament with a 64 in the third round. Plus, Schauffele is especially successful in events that don’t feature a cut, which the CJ Cup happens to be.
Best Mid-Level Player To Bet: Tyrrell Hatton (+4000)
Tyrrell Hatton may be in a good spot to have some success as well. He was the first-round leader last year and finished the event tied for the best in the field in Greens In Regulation. He ultimately finished third, but his success at Fazio courses doesn’t stop there.
Hatton finished tied for second earlier this season in the Palmetto Championship, placing ahead of this weekend’s betting favorite, Dustin Johnson (+1200). Plus, he’s in solid form as he finished second in his most recent event in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Those betting on golf can get Hatton at a great price considering his recent success.
Best Longshot To Bet: Jason Kokrak (+5000)
Jason Kokrak seems to thrive when playing in Las Vegas. He’s the defending champion of the event and while this is the course’s first appearance on the tour, Kokrak has allegedly played the course multiple times before, potentially giving him an edge over the field.
Kokrak simply plays well on Fazio’s courses. He tied for the best weekend score in the BMW Championship earlier this year and tied for the lowest round in last year’s CJ Cup. Potentially the only member in the field with more familiarity with the course is Collin Morikawa (+1400) who is a member of the course.
The first tee times are scheduled for 10:20 a.m. EST on Thursday and can be seen on the Golf Channel.
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