CJ Cup Odds: Dustin Johnson Withdraws After Positive COVID-19 Test

Posted By FairwayJay on October 13, 2020
Dustin Johnson CJ Cup odds

The initial favorite to win the 2020 CJ Cup, Dustin Johnson, withdrew from the event Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19. According to PGA Tour.com, Johnson was experiencing symptoms before taking the test.

“Obviously, I am very disappointed,” Johnson said to PGATour.com. “I was really looking forward to competing this week, but will do everything I can to return as quickly as possible. I have already had a few calls with the Tour’s medical team and appreciate all the support and guidance they have given me.”

J.T. Poston will take Johnson’s spot in the field.

Tony Finau, who missed last week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open after testing positive for COVID-19, will also miss the CJ Cup.

The CJ Cup has been held since 2017 at the Nine Bridges Golf Club on Jeju Island in South Korea. But in August the PGA Tour announced a venue change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s CJ Cup will be held at the stunning Shadow Creek Golf Course in North Las Vegas.

The 2020 tournament has 78 players shooting for big money and the first place prize of $1.75 million. There will be an elite field shooting for the win at Shadow Creek and it will be highlighted by the return of Brooks Koepka, who has missed the last two months with a knee injury.

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CJ Cup odds

Here is a look at 2020 CJ Cup odds.

Outright winner

Game
10/15/2020
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Jon Rahm
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+900
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+850
Justin Thomas
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+1000
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+950
Xander Schauffele
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+1100
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+1200
Rory McIlroy
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+1200
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+1300
Patrick Cantlay
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+1400
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+2300
Matthew Wolff
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+1800
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+1600
Tyrrell Hatton
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+2200
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+2700
Brooks Koepka
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+2200
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+3000
Collin Morikawa
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+2200
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+2100
Hideki Matsuyama
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+2500
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+2800
Daniel Berger
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+2800
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+2800
Tommy Fleetwood
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+3000
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+2800
Abraham Ancer
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+3300
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+4600
Viktor Hovland
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+3300
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+3100
Louis Oosthuizen
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+3300
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+4500
Scottie Scheffler
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+3300
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+3300
Sungjae Im
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+3300
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+3800
Paul Casey
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+4000
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+6000
Harris English
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+4000
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+3800
Matthew Fitzpatrick
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+4000
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+3100
Brendon Todd
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+4000
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+7000
Sergio Garcia
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+4500
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+4500

To view all the odds go to DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook and BetMGM.

Notable golfers in CJ Cup field

Most of the top names in golf are playing at Shadow Creek for the CJ Cup event. There are just 78 golfers in the event but it will feature the likes of Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy and Collin Morikawa – the 2020 PGA Championship winner who just missed the cut at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Many other top players will be participating in the CJ Cup, as noted here:

  • Xander Schauffele
  • Daniel Berger
  • Tyrrell Hatton
  • Hideki Matsuyama
  • Sungjae Im
  • Harris English
  • Brendon Todd
  • Scottie Scheffler
  • Viktor Hovland
  • Abraham Ancer
  • Sebastian Munoz
  • Joaquin Niemann
  • Cameron Champ
  • Lanto Griffin
  • Ryan Palmer
  • Kevin Kisner
  • Billy Horschel
  • Kevin Na
  • Marc Leishman
  • Cameron Smith
  • Mackenzie Hughes

Other stars and highly-ranked players include Patrick Cantlay, Matthew Wolff, Paul Casey, Justin Rose, Bubba Watson, Jason Day, Shane Lowry, Louis Oosthuizen, Tommy Fleetwood, Matt Kuchar, Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Ian Poulter, Kevin Streelman and Gary Woodland.

DraftKings CJ Cup at Shadow Creek promotions

DraftKings Sportsbook will be running special offers – including profit boosts – throughout the CJ Cup. Users of DraftKings will receive a 30% profit boost on one live bet for each day of the tournament.

You can get started here, and also take advantage of many great in-play betting markets, including hole-by-hole – which applies to the profit boost promotion.

Course and tournament info

  • Course: Shadow Creek Golf Course
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Date: Oct. 15-18, 2020
  • Par: 72 / Yardage 7,527
  • Purse: $9.75 Million / Winner $1.75 Million
  • TV: Golf Channel and NBC (Sat – Sun).

Shadow Creek is one of the great golf courses in the Western United States. It was the vision of hotel magnate Steve Wynn and the Tom Fazio-designed masterpiece is picturesque beauty, luxury and style. The course opened in 1990 and is very exclusive. Now owned by MGM Resorts International and renovated in 2008 by Fazio, selected guests of MGM are allowed to play Shadow Creek.

Shadow Creek hosted The Match: Tiger vs. Phil in 2018, and you may recall the gambling and betting as part of the broadcast with odds from BetMGM.

Approach play will be a key strokes gained stat when handicapping the stellar field this week.

The top-5 players in Strokes Gained: Approach over their last 24 rounds includes: Russell Henley, Justin Thomas, Brandan Steele and Matthew Wolff.

The top-5 players in Total Strokes Gained over their last 24 rounds includes: Xander Schauffele, Scottie Scheffler, Matthew Wolff and Harris English.

Wider fairways and rolling terrain will give strong Tee-to-Green players an advantage as they handle the elevation changes. Tight collars make Around the Green play important along with Putting on above average undulating greens.

The event is worth wagering on and watching for the sheer beauty, almost like Augusta National and The Masters. Shadow Creek is complete with rolling terrain, thousands of pines, bursts of flowers and a network of creeks and lakes. The foliage and features block out any glimpse of the surrounding desert, except for the mountain peaks.

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